Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotion today announced via social media their first addition to what promises to be a stacked card. After their controversial and heated first fight at KSW 39, Mateusz Gamrot (13-0, 4 KO, 3 Sub) and Norman Parke (23-6-1) will clash again for the lightweight title at KSW 40 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on October 22nd.
Arguably Norman Parke’s best performance of late, their first fight at KSW 39: Colosseum escalated into controversy when Parke claimed Gamrot bit his finger during the second round, Gamrot countered that it was Parke who had attempted an illegal ‘fishhook’ by inserting his fingers into his mouth. Gamrot secured the victory on this occasion and retained his KSW lightweight title on the judges scorecard. Norman Parke, seething from this loss, has a chance at redemption on his home turf of Ireland, where he hasn’t been victorious since 2006.
“I can’t wait to rematch that cheater Gamrot, he knows what he did in the first fight”, said Parke. “I went to Poland and beat him in front of 58,000 Polish fans, the judges didn’t give me the fight but everyone knows who won. I’ve more Polish fans now than he does. Now it is time for him to come to my land, into my home. I’m going to beat him, get the win I deserved, and walk away as the new KSW lightweight champion.”
Poland’s Mateusz Gamrot has risen to become one of Europe’s top lightweights. At 26-years-old and an undefeated 13-0 record he will be looking to make a statement in this fight. After making his debut in 2012 he quickly racked up wins over established fighters, Andre Winner, Tim Newman and Marif Piraev to name a few. He established a 6-0 record under the KSW banner before winning the title in 2016 with a unanimous decision victory over fellow European standout Mansour Barnaoui at KSW 35.
“I’m really happy for that rematch, even though I didn’t expect it so fast. “, stated Gamrot. “In the first fight Norman Parke fought the weakest “Gamer” version ever, but I still beat him. Imagine what happens, when I’m 100%. Thanks to the fact that the fight will be 5 rounds, there will be no controversy this time. I will punch, kick, take him down. I’ll be on him until he breaks down. I love to fight on my opponent’s turf and humiliate him.”
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