A clash between Martin Zawada (28-14-1) and Michal Materla (25-6) has been added to KSW 44 next month.
The bout which will be contested at a 90kg catchweight will see 15-year veteran Zawada who has fought some of the top names in European MMA including the likes of Mamed Khalidov, Jason Jones, and Igor Pokrajac to name just a few take on former KSW middleweight champion Materla.
Zawada made his KSW return earlier this year after a decade-long absence to rematch KSW legend Lukasz Jukowski and renew their rivalry that dated back to 2006 at KSW 6. It was a ferocious fight while it lasted, with both fighters landing blow after blow but it was Zawada’s night once again after an injury to Jurkowski forced a premature end to the fight at the end of the first round.
Now, after defeating one legend, the 34-year-old who has earned a reputation for being a hard-hitting tough guy is set to face another KSW legend, this time in the shape of Materla.
One of the most popular mixed martial artists in Poland, Materla was on a quest to get back his middleweight strap knocking out the likes of Rousimar Palhares, Paulo Thiago, and Antoni Chmielewski. However, in his last fight, he would suffer a devastating loss to top UK fighter Scott Askham. Now the 33-year old known as ‘Cipao’ will look to get back to winning ways when he faces Zawada.
KSW 44 takes place on Saturday, June 9 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and MMA Plus will bring you up to the minute results from the event.
Update 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)