One of the UK’s top rising talents Alfie Davis (10-2) will compete in front of his hometown crowd at KSW 45 in The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England on October 6. Hailing from the renowned London Shootfighters gym, Davis will square off against UK based Polish fighter Leszek Krakowski (10-2) in the lightweight division.
The 26-year-old made his pro debut in 2014 and has registered wins in the Cage Warriors, Bellator, and UCMMA promotions. Davis has also wracked up eight stoppage wins and has even garnered praise from Joe Rogan for his finishing prowess. Now the well travelled prospect will aim to put on a show in his KSW debut and entertain the jam-packed SSE Arena, Wembley.
“I think KSW is a great promotion and I am excited to fight on it. I have heard from team mates that the atmosphere in the last Wembley show was one of the best in the world,” said Davis. “I am excited about fighting back in London as I can have all of #TheARDfamily come and support. They will also be instrumental in providing a great atmosphere for the viewers. My opponent is a tough grappler. However he is only a tiddler and his striking is awful. This is a great stylistic match up for the fan and I will provide another highlight reel #ARDspecial for everyone watching.”
However, looking to spoil the party, like he did at the first KSW London event in 2015, is Leszek Krakowski. On that night, three years ago, Krakowski shocked almost everyone at The SSE Arena, Wembley and defeated UK & UFC veteran Andre Winner to earn easily the biggest win of his career. Since then he lost to top KSW fighter Kleber Koike Erbst but bounced back with decision win over Brazilian Nathan Bastista on the UK scene.
The Titan & TSG fighter, who holds nine stoppage victories, is now once again presented the opportunity to shock London again and take a scalp of one of the UK’s top fighters in Alfie Davis.
KSW 45 will feature a heavyweight title fight between the UK’s very own Phil De Fries and former champion Karol Bedorf in the main event. This card will also see the rematch between two of the world’s most promising welterweights in champion Dricus Du Plessis and Roberto Soldic, as well as the beginning of a four-man tournament between former champ Michal Materla, Olympic hero Damian Janikowski, UFC vet Scott Askham, and ‘The Giant’ Marcin Wojcik to crown a new KSW middleweight champion.
And who can forget the exciting heavyweight collision between the infamous Popek Monster and bodybuilder & social media star Erko Jun.
KSW 45: The Return to Wembley will be live around the world on www.KSWTV.com and tickets are on sale right now from AXS.com.
KSW 45 Fight Card:
Phil De Fries (c) vs. Karol Bedorf
Heavyweight: Popek Monster vs. Erko Jun
Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Roberto Soldic
Opening Round of Middleweight Tournament
Michal Materla vs. Damian Janikowski
Scott Askham vs. Marcin Wojcik
Light Heavyweight: Akop Szostak vs. John Smith
Lightweight: Alfie Davis vs. Leszek Krakowski
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