News: Light heavyweight battle added to KSW 45 as Wagner Prado faces Max Nunes

A light heavyweight clash between two of the divisions most clinical finishers is set to go down at KSW 45 as heavy handed Brazilian Wagner Prado (14-3) meets Sweden’s Max Nunes (17-5) at KSW 45 on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

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News: Heavyweights collide as James McSweeney faces Michal Andryszak at KSW 45

Another huge heavyweight clash has been added to KSW 45 as former heavyweight title contenders James ‘The Hammer’ McSweeney (15-16-0) and Michal ‘Longer’ Andryszak (20-7-0) collide at The SSE Arena, Wembley on October 6.

McSweeney is a true veteran of the MMA game having competed all over the world, including the UFC and being a cast member of the memorable TUF heavyweight season alongside Kimbo Slice, Brendan Schaub, and Roy Nelson, and he is also a renowned coach having worked directly with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Hailing from London, England, McSweeney now returns to compete in his home city for the first time since his win over former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski at KSW 32. The 37-year-old will be looking to recreate that performance and reestablish himself as a force in the KSW heavyweight division with a win on October 6th.

Standing in his way however is Michal Andryszak. At only 26-years-old this Polish monster has quickly risen to become one of the top heavyweight prospects in the world. Owning nineteen first round stoppage wins and already a former title challenger in KSW, Andryszak is aiming to get back into the title fold.

This fight joins a stacked card for KSW London that includes a heavyweight title fight between Phil De Fries and Karol Bedorf, a rematch between welterweight champion Dricus Du Plessis and Roberto Soldic, as well as the beginning of a four-man tournament between Michal Materla, Damian Janikowski, Scott Askham, and Marcin Wojcik to crown a new KSW middleweight champion.

KSW 45: The Return to Wembley will be live around the world on www.KSWTV.com and tickets are on sale right now from AXS.com.

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KSW 45 Fight Card

Heavyweight Title – Phil De Fries (c) vs. Karol Bedorf

Popek Monster vs. Erko Jun

Welterweight Title – Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Roberto Soldic

Opening Round of Middleweight Tournament

Michal Materla vs. Damian Janikowski

Scott Askham vs. Marcin Wojcik

James McSweeney vs. Michal Andryszak

Akop Szostak vs. John Smith

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MMAMotion Exclusive Interview: Scott Askham – “Defend or vacate. I want that belt!”

It is announced that KSW are returning to London. On October 6th, we see the return of the fast growing European promotion as they make their way back to the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.

Known for their incredibly high level production,  entertaining and world class fights and just their overall spectacle, eyes will surely be on KSW as they make a highly anticipated return to English shores.

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News: KSW 44 Weigh-In Results

All fighters successfully made weight in Gdansk, Poland ahead of KSW 44. With all planned fights confirmed, the event can be watched live around the world from via online PPV at www.KSWTV.com with the action kicking off at 7pm local time (1pm EST).

Check out the video below for all the highlights of the weigh ins along with a full break down of the weigh in results below.

 

Main Event – Heavyweight

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Mariusz Pudzianowski (117kg)

Karol Bedorf (116.5kg)

Co-Main – Catchweight – 90kg

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Michał Materla (89.9kg)

Martin Zawada (89.9kg)

Heavyweight

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Erko Jun (102.3kg)

Tomasz Oświeciński (114.6kg)

Catchweight – 68kg

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Kleber Koike Erbst (67.8kg)

Marian Ziółkowski (68kg)

Lightweight

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Gracjan Szadziński (70.8kg)

Paul Redmond (70.8kg)

Light Heavyweight

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Chris Fields (93.1kg)

Wagner Prado (93.4kg)

Featherweight

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Łukasz Rajewski (70.8kg)

Leo Zulic (70.2kg)

Bantamweight

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Sebastian Przybysz (61.2kg)

Dawid Gralka (61.7kg)

News: KSW returns to London in October for KSW45

Almost three years since their last visit to the city, KSW is set to return to London, England on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley for KSW 45.

Following a breakout year in 2017, one which saw a record breaking stadium show and a debut in Ireland, KSW now returns to the UK for the first time since KSW 32 in 2015. That night saw almost 10,000 packed into The SSE Arena, Wembley to watch a host of KSW’s top stars including Mariusz Pudzianowski, Borys Mankowski, Tomasz Narkun and Mateusz Gamrot take to the cage.

“Our last show in London was a huge success,” said KSW co-owner Maciej Kawulski. “We are delighted to finally be coming back and showcase our event again to our fans, new and old, there. We promise to bring another action-packed fight card with our biggest names. England, you do not want to miss this!”

Tickets for the event will be on sale Thursday, June 7 at 10am local time from AXS.com.

News: KSW 44 fight card complete

KSW returns to the beautiful seaside town of Gdansk, Poland on June 9th with an action packed KSW 44 card set take place at the famous Ergo Arena.

Today, the final fight was added to the card. Poland’s own Lukasz Rajewski (7-3) will face Croatia’s Leo Zulic (8-2) in what promises to be an explosive affair as both men between them have twelve finishes, nine of which have come in the first round.

28-year-old Rajewski is currently 1-1 now during his second stint in KSW and will surely see this as a must win fight. Zulic on the other hand will be making his promotional debut and enters on a three-fight-win-streak with his last two opponents not making it past the first round.

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This fight rounds off a nine fight card that is one of KSW’s more expansive cards to date featuring a host of international fighters along with a selection of KSW’s marquee names.

Five time world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5) and former KSW heavyweight champion Karol Bedorf (14-3) will finally square off in a fight that is years in the making. Pudzianowski is arguably in the best shape of his MMA career and comes into this contest having won his last three fights.

Sidelined through injury for the past year, Bedorf will be chomping at the bit to get back into the cage and will certainly see this as the perfect opportunity to move a step closer to getting his heavyweight title back. Fans will finally get to see these two behemoths meet in the middle of the KSW arena.

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The fate of the KSW featherweight title will be decided as old rivals Marcin Wrzosek (13-4) and Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) meet once again with the vacant title up for grabs. Wrzosek originally dropped the title to Erbst at the historic KSW 39 event last year but immediately bounced back with a win in his next fight and now ‘The Polish Zombie’ has worked his way back into title contention. Erbst will also be clamouring to get the title back having relinquished it before his last fight due to uncharacteristically missing weight. The Japanese fighter has proven to be one of the best featherweights in the world over the past decade with just one loss and nineteen wins since 2009.

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Two of Europe’s hardest hitting fighters will collide on June as former KSW champ Michal Materla (25-6) meets the well-travelled veteran Martin Zawada (28-14-1) in a clash that is certain to provide a highlight reel finish, while Polish actor Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) will compete against internationally famous bodybuilder and fitness model Erko Jun (0-0) in what will be a massive crossover fight that will have the whole fitness world watching.

Also on the card will be extremely important fights for Irish stars Paul Redmond (14-6) and Chris Fields (12-7-1) as they face Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) and Wagner Prado (13-3), respectively.

 

KSW 44 will be live around the world on June 9 on www.KSWTV.com.

Full KSW 44 Fight Card: 

  • Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5)
  • Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (13-4)
  • Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) vs. Erko Jun (0-0)
  • Michal Materla (25-6) vs. Martin Zawada (28-14-1)
  • Filip Wolanski (11-2) & Daniel Torres (7-3)
  • Chris Fields (12-7-1) vs. Wagner Prado (13-3)
  • Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)
  •  Lukasz Rajewski (7-3) vs. Leo Zulic (8-2)
  • Sebastian Przybysz (3-1) & Dawid Gralka (6-1)
  • *Bout order to be finalized

News: Martin Zawada will face Michal Materla at KSW44

A pair of legends will meet at KSW 44 in Gdansk, Poland on June 9 as German veteran Martin Zawada (28-14-1) faces former KSW middleweight champion Michal Materla (25-6) in a 90kg catchweight contest.

Known as a true veteran throughout Europe, Zawada has fought across the continent for the past fifteen years against some of the the top fighters on the scene including the likes of Mamed Khalidov, Jason Jones, and Igor Pokrajac, to name just a few. The heavy handed 34-year-old has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest and hardest hitting fighters ever produced in Europe and holds a career total of eighteen wins coming via KO/TKO.

Zawada returned to KSW earlier this after a ten year absence to rematch KSW legend Lukasz Jukowski and renewing a rivalry first formed at KSW 6 back in 2006. It was a ferocious fight with both men landing blow after blow but it was Zawada’s night once again after Jurkowski suffered an injury at the end of the first round.

Moving on from one KSW legend, Zawada now faces another in the shape of former middleweight champ Michal Materla. One of the most popular MMA fighters in Poland, Materla was on a quest to get back his middleweight strap knocking out Rousimar Palhares, Paulo Thiago, and Antoni Chmielewski before being stopped by top UK fighter Scott Askham in his last outing. Now we can expect the man they call ‘Cipao’, to return with great fury and focus as he looks to get back to winning ways.

KSW 44 will take place June 9 from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and will be available live around the world on  www.KSWTV.com.

KSW 44 Fight Card: 

Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5)

Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (13-4)

Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) vs. Erko Jun (0-0)

Michal Materla (25-6) vs. Martin Zawada (28-14-1)

Filip Wolanski (11-2) & Daniel Torres (7-3)

Chris Fields (12-7-1) vs. Wagner Prado (13-3)

Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)

Sebastian Przybysz (3-1) & Dawid Gralka (6-1)

 

News: SBG’s Chris Fields takes on KO artist Wagner Prado at KSW 44

A key fight in the KSW light heavyweight division has been added to KSW 44 on June 9 as Irish veteran Chris “The Housewives Choice” Fields (12-7-1) takes on Brazilian knockout artist Wagner “Caldeirao” Prado (13-3).

A former Cage Warriors champion and TUF contestant, Fields made his KSW debut in his hometown of Dublin last October in a winning effort against Michal Fijalka. The 34-year-old showed veteran craftiness en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of one of the biggest crowds ever seen in Ireland for an MMA event.

The SBG trained 34-year-old was originally scheduled to compete at KSW 42 at the beginning of the year however due to adverse weather conditions in Europe all flights were cancelled. This, along with facing an opponent like Prado has given the Irishman plenty of reasons to be fired up.

“I’m looking forward to putting on a show for the fans after the disaster of the last time not getting to make it to compete,” said Fields. “Prado is an explosive fighter but has shown he can’t grapple. He has been choked and knee barred…. and I like both!”

Prado has built a fierce reputation in Brazil as a finisher and dangerous knockout artist having won all but one of his fights via KO/TKO. After going 8-0 as a professional the 30-year-old was snapped up by the UFC in 2012 and competed three times for the promotion including a pair of fights against Phil Davis. In late 2013 he returned to the Brazilian scene and picked up right where he left off, going 5-1 with five devastating stoppages in that time.

Both men will be targeting a shot at the KSW light heavyweight title held by Tomasz Narkun, who just defeated MMA legend Mamed Khalidov in a fight of the year candidate at KSW 42.

KSW 44 takes place June 9 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and will be available to watch live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.

KSW 44 Fight Card:
Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5)
Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (13-4)
Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) vs. Erko Jun (0-0)
Michal Materla (25-6) vs. TBA
Chris Fields (12-7-1) vs. Wagner Prado (13-3)
Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)

News: Paul Redmond to face Gracjan Szadzinski at KSW 44

Ireland’s Paul Redmond (14-7) returns to the KSW arena on June 9th and will face rising Polish prospect Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) at KSW 44 in Gdansk, Poland.

The Team Ryano fighter made a successful debut for the promotion in his hometown of Dublin last October defeating durable veteran Lukasz Chlewicki on points. The 31-year-old rose to prominence following a 7-1 run fighting under the Cage Warriors banner before being snapped up by the UFC as a short notice replacement. After two tough fights against Mirsad Bektic and Robert Whiteford in the UFC, he returned the European scene and has been on flying form, scoring big wins in both BAMMA and Bellator as well as his KSW debut.

With the well travelled Redmond in such great form, this fight provides Szadzinski the biggest opportunity of his career, a chance to register a win over one of the top lightweights in Europe.

With two KSW appearances already under his belt, Szadzinski comes into this contest with a fierce and well deserved reputation for finishing his opponents. The lightweight has five TKO/KO finishes to his name including two first round wins his his past two fights, his latest being over the previously undefeated Maciej Kazieczko at KSW 41 in December.

KSW 44 will be available to watch live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.

Fight Card (to date):

Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5)

Kleber Koike Erbst (23-4-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (13-4)

Tomasz Oswiecinski (1-0) vs. Erko Jun (0-0)

Michal Materla (25-6) vs. TBA

Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) vs. Paul Redmond (14-6)