James McSweeney
Photo Credit: ONE FC

Poland’s KSW Federation have announced three bouts for their first ever UK show in London, scheduled for October 31st at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

London’s own James “The Sledgehammer” McSweeney (14-12) will fight in England for the first time since 2011, welcoming fellow kickboxer-turned-MMA-fighter Marcin Różalski (5-3). McSweeney will make his KSW debut as a veteran of the UFC, One FC and domestic promotions such as BAMMA, Cage Rage and UCMMA.

McSweeney stated – “I am very proud to sign with KSW. They are a doing great things in the MMA industry, bringing in big names to make very exciting fights across Europe! I’m very excited to fight and show the KSW fans what I do!

“I’m happy to make my KSW debut on October 31st in the amazing SSE Arena, Wembley. I have fought there many times early in my career and I can’t wait to see all my fans in the UK to watch me fight against Rozalski. THIS WILL BE A FIGHT NOT TO MISS!!!”

KSW: Road to Wembley will also feature an intriguing welterweight title contest between the reigning champion Borys Mańkowski (17-5-1) and dangerous Russian Mikhail Tsarev (29-4). These two were first scheduled to face each other in February, but Tsarev’s sickness forced him off the card, while Mańkowski defeated late-replacement opponent, Mohsen Bahari.

Also, middleweight heavy hitters Brett Cooper (20-11) and Maiquel Falcao (34-7) will square off against each other in the anticipated battle of former Bellator contenders.

In the KSW: Road to Wembley headliner, fresh of his dominant 27-second victory over Rolles Gracie, “The world’s strongest MMA fighter” Mariusz Pudzianowski (9-3) will look to add another win to his growing MMA resume. His opponent is expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks.