KSW’s first ever champion vs champion match-up will headline their biggest event in European MMA history. KSW Colosseum scheduled for May 27th at Warsaw’s National Stadium will see KSW’s middleweight champion Mamed Khalidov (32-4-2, 12 KO, 17 Sub) clash KSW welterweight champion Borys Mańkowski (19-5-1, 3 KO, 7 Sub). The showdown will be contested in the agreed catchweight, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
36-year-old Khalidov is seen as a pioneer in Poland and the biggest star in KSW’s history. Undefeated in his last thirteen bouts, the Berkut Arrachion Olsztyn product was the KSW light heavyweight title holder between 2009 and 2011 and after moving to middleweight, he earned his second strap in 2015. His most notable victories include finishes over Matt Lindland, Jesse Taylor, Rodney Wallace, Kendal Grove, Melvin Manhoef and the long-time KSW champion Michał Materla.
27-year-old Mańkowski has been the number one welterweight in Poland for the last three years. The Ankos MMA team member became the KSW champion in 2014, by submitting Khalidov’s cousin Aslambek Saidov in the second round of their KSW 27 clash. “The Tazmanian Devil” went on to defend his title three times against David Zawada, Jesse Taylor and most recently the UK’s John Maguire.
The tickets for this historic event are available on eBilet.pl. The entire KSW Colosseum show will be broadcast worldwide via online PPV on www.kswtv.com.