It takes a lot to backup ambitious plans to do a stadium show and KSW are doing just that.
Earlier today the promotion revealed that former heavyweight champ Karol Bedorf (14-3) has just been added to the massive May 27th card, a card that already boasts names like Khalidov, Mankowski, Pudzianowski, Narkun and has no less than six title fights planned.
The last time we saw Bedorf in action was at KSW 37. It was here that he dropped his heavyweight title to Fernando Rodrigues Jr. (who also competes at KSW Colosseum) in an upset loss. The Brazilian stunned the packed Krakow arena when he stopped Bedorf halfway through the second round.
This loss halted an eight-fight-win-streak for the 33-year-old, a run that went back to 2012 and included names like Oli Thompson, Peter Graham, Rolles Gracie, James McSweeney and the man he will face a KSW Colosseum – Michal Kita (17-8). Yes the pair will meet in a hotly anticipated rematch with both men having something to prove in a fight that could have title implications.
A KSW press release about the fight read:
“One of the most anticipated rematches in Polish MMA history will bolster the star-studded KSW Colosseum fight card slated for May 27that Warsaw’s National Stadion. Former KSW champion Karol Bedorf (14-3, 5 KO, 3 Sub) will face his longtime foe Michał Kita (17-8, 9 KO, 6 Sub) in the exciting heavyweight showdown.
Bedorf, the inaugural KSW heavyweight title holder, knocked out Kita with a vicious head kick back in December of 2015, earning the Knockout of the Year honors in Poland. However, it was “The Massacre” who dominated throughout the entire KSW 33 clash, picking apart the then champion over the course of one and a half rounds. One unguarded kick cost the 36-year-old the fight and the championship strap.”