Records will be broken on May 27 when Polish MMA promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (#KSW) host KSW 39: Colosseum in the Polish capital of Warsaw.
KSW 39 Ticket Sales Record
#KSW39 will take place in the PGE Narodowy Polish National Stadium, and to date, over 50,000 tickets have already been sold. This already makes it the highest ever attended MMA in Europe should all the fans turn up, but the promotion is hoping that further will be sold in the run up to Saturday.
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The KSW 39 Fight Card Is Insane
KSW 39 is the dream fight card for any Polish MMA fan. With five title fights, a zombie taking on a wizard, a strongman going toe-to-toe with another strongman, a rapper facing a bodybuilder, and a Northern Irish UFC veteran … this fight card has it all and then some.
Khalidov vs. Mankowski – The Legend vs. The New Breed
In the main event, the Polish legend and current KSW middleweight champion, #MamedKhalidov, will take on the current KSW welterweight champion #BorysMankowski. The storyline is a classic—the legend Khalidov faces the young master Mankowski.
Will experience triumph over youthful exuberance? Or will the torch be passed on to the new face of KSW? Time will tell, but it’s an intriguing matchup to finish off the night. It's champion vs. champion, but there's more than gold on the line--there's Polish pride!
Pudzianowski vs. Kowalczyk – Strongman vs. Strongman
Some might think that #MariuszPudzianowski vs. #TyberiuszKowalczyk doesn’t belong on a serious MMA fight card, but the fact of the matter is, the two will face off in the co-main event of the evening. Pudzianowski is a five-time former World’s Strongest Man (WSM) and currently holds the world record for most WSM titles.
Kowalczyk is also a highly decorated strongman and has three professional MMA wins under his belt. The power both these men possess means one thing—this either ends early and fast, or we could all be in for a fifteen-minute gas out fest. Pray for the latter.
Rak (Popek) vs. Burneika – The Rapper vs. The Bodybuilder
Oh boy, if you’re not experienced with the KSW product, this one is going to take some explaining. #PawełRak aka “#Popek Monster” is a Polish rapper turned mixed martial artist. In 2000, Rak became a member of the Polish rap group, "Firma." According to his Wikipedia, he then branched out into a solo career in 2007 and received a golden disc in both Poland and the Czech Republic for his album 'Monster."
Rak made his professional MMA debut in 2008 and has since taken four fights with a 2-2 record. #RobertBurneika is a well-known Lithuanian bodybuilder who’s won multiple national and world titles. Like Rak, he also has prior experience in the cage with a 2-0 record having made his debut in 2013. Again, we should all pray this doesn’t go past the first round.
Gamrot vs. Parke – The New Breed vs. The UFC Veteran
While some of the fights on the card are all about the names and spectacle, this is a pure fight. The KSW lightweight title will be on the line when the current champion, #MateuszGamrot, takes on the former UFC veteran, #NormanParke. Gamrot is an impressive individual and has brushed all that have stood in his path with a perfect 12-0 record.
Parke was cut by the UFC mid-2016, but since then, has put impressive back-to-back victories together in both ACB and BAMMA to put his name back among the European elite at 155 lbs. This is a fantastic fight, whichever way you look at it. Can Gamrot prove he’s the real deal, or will Parke show everyone that his career is the far from done? What a fight!
Wrzosek vs. Erbst – The Polish Zombie v. The BJJ Wizard
We can laugh about bodybuilders, rappers and strongmen all we want, but some of these fights are as legit as they come. #MarcinWrzosek is a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter: McGregor vs. Faber and had one fight in the UFC before being cut. Since then, “The Polish Zombie” has returned to his homeland and conquered, capturing the KSW featherweight title last year in December at KSW 38.
His first title defence won’t be easy though, anything but, truth be told. Kleber Koike Erbst is as talented as they get when the fight his the mat and the BJJ black belt will pose a massive threat if the fight hits the deck.
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How Much Will KSW 39 Cost?
$11 USD - €10 EUR - £9 GBP
KSW 39 Fight Card
Borys Mańkowski vs. Mamed Khalidov – Catchweight bout (181lbs)
M. Pudzianowski vs. T. Kowalczyk – Heavyweight bout
Marcin Różalski vs. F. Rodrigues Jr. – for the KSW heavyweight title
Paweł Rak vs. Robert Burneika - Heavyweight bout
Tomasz Narkun vs. Marcin Wójcik - for the KSW light heavyweight title
Karol Bedorf vs. Michał Kita - Heavyweight bout
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Norman Parke – KSW lightweight title
Łukasz Jurkowski vs. R. Sokoudjou – Light heavyweight bout
Marcin Wrzosek vs. K. Koike Erbst – KSW featherweight title
Damian Janikowski vs. Julio Gallegos – Middleweight bout
Ariane Lipski vs. Diana Belbiţă – KSW women’s flyweight title