Two legends will meet at KSW 44 in Gdansk, Poland on June 9 as German veteran Martin Zawada (28-14-1) faces former KSW champion Michal Materla (25-6) in a 90kg catchweight contest.
Known as a true veteran throughout Europe, Zawada has fought across the continent for the past fifteen years against some of the the top fighters on the scene including the likes of Mamed Khalidov, Jason Jones, and Igor Pokrajac, to name just a few. The 34-year-old has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest and hardest hitting fighters ever produced in Europe and holds a career total of eighteen wins coming via KO/TKO.
Zawada returned to KSW earlier this after a ten year absence to rematch KSW legend Lukasz Jukowski and renewing their rivalry from KSW 6 back in 2006. It was a ferocious fight with both fighters landing blow after blow but it was Zawada’s night once again as Jurkowski suffered an injury at the end of the first round.
Moving on from one KSW legend, Zawada now faces another in the shape of former middleweight champ Michal Materla. One of the most popular MMA fighters in Poland, Materla was on a quest to get back his middleweight strap knocking out Rousimar Palhares, Paulo Thiago, and Antoni Chmielewski in the process. However, in his last fight he was stopped by top UK fighter Scott Askham. Now we can expect the man, who is also known as ‘Cipao’, to return with great fury and focus as he attempts to get back to winning ways.
KSW 44 takes place June 9 from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland and will be available live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.
KSW 44 Fight Card:
Karol Bedorf (14-3) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-5) – view ‘THE GAME’ trailer
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)
TBA vs. TBA
Sebastian Przybysz (3-1) & Dawid Gralka (6-1)