After breaking all possible records in May when they put on the biggest mixed martial arts spectacle Europe has ever seen KSW will hope to put on a similar show of force, all be it on a smaller scale when they pitch up their cage in the 3 Arena, Dublin Ireland on October 22nd.
As yet a fight card has not been announced but judging from Norman Parke’s social media activity and his ongoing disquiet with how he feels he was denied a victory when he fought Mateuz Gamrot in May you can expect Parke and Gamrot to tangle again. It’s a no brainer that KSW will look to capitalise on the recent back and forth between the two on social media in recent months.
Famed for their ability to sell out arenas KSW’s brand, momentum, production values and heavily stacked fight cards will mean that interest in attending this event will outstrip their ability to seat those who are interested in attending.
The Polish minority in the Republic of Ireland numbered approximately 122,515 (2.57% of the population) according to 2016 census figures making it the largest minority in the country. Added to that a voracious appetite for quality mixed martial arts by Ireland’s combat fans thanks to sell out shows by the UFC and you have the right conditions for KSW to enter a market and hit the ground running.
KSW’s foray into Ireland comes as no surprise. When I spoke with KSW’s CEO, Martin Lewandowski, back in May he was clear in his intentions. “The KSW show in London was a great success.” he stated, “We filled up the place and it was just our first shot. That gives me the prediction that our brand and our fighters are well recognised.”
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