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The COVID-19 outbreak forced the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
to take a long and unexpected break, but the Polish MMA promotion
is still making the headlines by signing some of the hottest
prospects in Europe.
KSW’s latest roster addition is undefeated Polish prospect Mateusz
Legierski (6-0). KSW will share “Dynamit” with Oktagon MMA
since he is currently holding the lightweight strap in the Czech
“I am really excited to add Oktagon champion Mateusz
Legierski to the KSW roster,” KSW CEO Martin Lewandowski told
Sherdog.com. “If you’ve ever seen him fight you will know why they
call him ‘Dynamite’, he is one of Europe’s best and most exciting
prospects. I am also very happy to share Legierski with the Oktagon
promotion. I have great respect for Pavol Neruda and Ondrej Novotny
and the incredible work they are doing for MMA in the Czech
Republic & Slovakia with Oktagon.
“In the past we’ve had working relationships with promotions like
RIZIN and PFL. It is always good that promotions around the world
can work together, especially now during these times, towards
creating a better market for everyone instead of trying to compete
against each other.”
In his latest appearance in the cage, Legierski claimed the
155-pound divisional title with a five-round split-decision victory
Strbak. Except for his most recent appearance, all the fights
on Legierski’s record have finished inside the distance.
“I’m more than happy about signing the contract with KSW. In such
hard times like what is happening right now around the world we all
have to be able to rely on two things: family and home,” Legierski
said to Sherdog. “Oktagon MMA is and always will be my family, and
thanks to KSW I think I will also have my home. I am very proud to
represent both promotions.”
Recently, two-division FEN champion Andrzej
Grzebyk has signed with the promotion as well. At the moment,
there is no official news about KSW’s next event.
The Polish promotion planned to hold KSW 53 “Fight Code” on March
21 at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. However, the COVID-19 health
emergency forced the promotion to cancel the card. The clash
between KSW welterweight champion Roberto
Soldic and top contender Marius
Zaromskis should have headlined the bill.