The KSW lightweight title will be on the line as the defending champion Marian Ziolkowski (24-8-1) welcomes the challenge of Sebastian Rajewski (12-6) in the main event of KSW 71 this Saturday, June 18, in Torun, Poland.
Ziolkowski won the vacant title at KSW 57 at the end of 2020 with a remarkable TKO win over Roman Szymanski and has since defended the belt twice with two further stellar performances. Now he faces Sebastian Rajewski, a lifelong martial artist who is on his own three-fight win-streak which includes wins over UFC veteran Niklas Backstrom & former KSW champ Artur Sowinski.
In the co-main event, a KSW legend returns to the promotion after five years away. Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA)the former KSW heavyweight champ, will once again step back into the KSW arena and will face kickboxing legend Errol Zimmerman (103-13 kickboxing) in a special mixed rules bout, K1 contested in MMA gloves and is schedule for three five-minute rounds.
Former WBC heavyweight title challenger Artur Szpilka (0-0) enters MMA for the very first time and takes on old boxing rival Sergey Radchenko (1-1). Szpilka walked away with a controversial decision win the last time they met and now they will settle the score on Saturday night.
Former welterweight champion Borys Mankowski (22-9-1) meets former KSW featherweight champion Daniel Torres (13-5) in an exciting clash in the lightweight division and the card is littered with some of Europe’s top fighters including the Czech Republic’s Michal Martinek (9-4), Belgium’s Donovan Desmae (15-7), and Moldova’s Valeriu Mircea (26-7-1 ).
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KSW 71 will be available to watch live worldwide on www.KSWTV.com & the KSW App and exclusively on Viaplay in Poland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Netherlands.
KSW 71 Fight Card
KSW Lightweight Title
Champion Marian Ziolkowski (24-8-1) vs. Sebastian Rajewski (12-6)
Heavyweight – Mixed Rules Bout
Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA) vs. Errol Zimmerman (103-13 Kickboxing)
K1 in MMA Gloves + 3 x 5 min rounds
Borys Mankowski (22-9-1) vs. Daniel Torres (13-5)
Catchweight 105 kg / 231 lb
Artur Szpilka (0-0) vs. Sergey Radchenko (1-1)
Jakub Wiklacz (12-3-1) vs. Bruno Santos (10-3)
Roman Szymanski (15-6) vs. Valeriu Mircea (26-7-1)
Filip Stawowy (9-2) vs. Michal Martinek (9-3)
Donovan Desmae (15-7) vs. Artur Sowinski (22-13)
Marc Doussis (7-1) vs. Przemyslaw Dzwoniarek (3-1)
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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