Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Ivan Erslan & Filip Pejic Return at KSW 67

February 8, 2022 - Croatia's Ivan Erslan (11-1) and Filip 'Nitro' Pejić (15-6-2) will be back in action at KSW 67 in Warsaw on February 26.

Erslan will take on the undefeated Hasan Mezhiev (12-0) of Latvia in what is a very important fight in the KSW light heavyweight division. The 30-year-old challenged for the title at KSW 56 but lost to then-champion Tomasz Narkun. He has since bounced back with two stoppage wins in a row and could be back in the title picture with a win at KSW 67. Mezhiev will be making his promotional debut and arrives as one of the top light heavyweights in Europe.


Joining Erslan on the KSW 67 fight card is his ATT Zagreb teammate Filip Pejić. The man known as 'Nitro', due to his exciting fighting style, steps in to face Poland's Dawid Śmiełowski (8-0). Pejić has become a fan favourite in KSW since joining the promotion in 2019 and has been involved in some of the most thrilling fights in the promotion in recent years. However, the 29-year-old will need to be in top form for KSW 67 as he welcomes the debuting Dawid Śmiełowski, one of Poland's top prospects.


KSW 67 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Phil De Fries (20-6) and Serbia's Darko Stošić (16-4) and will be available to watch for Croatian & Balkan fans live on www.KSWTV.com.


KSW, or Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, is the premier mixed martial arts organization in Poland and one of the leading MMA organizations in Europe, founded back in 2004. Many KSW fighters have signed on to globally known promotions such as the UFC, making the organization an admirable stepping stone to the world's biggest stage. 

The best of luck to our Croatian mixed martial arts fighters at the next KSW! All info can be found on the official website www.KSWTV.com.

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Croatia's Filip Pejic in Action at KSW 64 on Saturday!

October 21, 2021 - Croatian Pro MMA fighter Filip Pejic will face Daniel Rutkowski in Poland this Saturday as part of KSW 64.  

Croatia's Filip 'Nitro' Pejic (15-5-2) returns to action this Saturday at KSW 64. The popular Zagreb fighter faces Daniel Rutkowski (12-2), a multi-promotional champion in Poland making his highly anticipated KSW debut. 


The event is available for Croatian fans on www.KSWTV.com and the KSW App! View the trailer for this exciting fight below.


In the main event of KSW 64, Poland's Sebastian Przybysz (8-2) will put his KSW bantamweight championship on the line for the first time as he faces top Brazilian prospect Bruno dos Santos (10-2) and the co-main event will feature a monstrous clash between five-time world's strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (15-7) and Senegalese heavyweight wrestling legend Bombardier (2-0).

"KSW 64 really encapsulates what KSW is all about in the present day. On one side we have our spectacle fight in Pudzianowski vs. Bombardier and on the other, we have the next wave of KSW stars in action. Fights like Pudzianowski vs. Bombardier are what helped establish KSW to become what it is today. The visual aspect of such fights mixed with the star power of Pudzianowski really draws people in and while they are there they see & learn about the other KSW fighters," KSW CEO Martin Lewandowski said exclusively to the Irish Sun.

KSW 64 Fight Card
Live on www.KSWTV.com

Main Event
KSW Bantamweight Championship
Champion Sebastian Przybysz (8-2) vs. Bruno Santos (10-2)

Co-Main Event
Super Heavyweight
Mariusz Pudzianowski (15-7) vs. Bombardier (2-0)

Filip Pejic (15-5-2) vs. Daniel Rutkowski (12-2)

Robert Ruchala (5-0) vs. Patryk Kaczmarczyk (7-0)

Michal Pietrzak (10-4) vs. Shamil Musaev (15-0)

Catchweight 123 lb/56 kg
Karolina Owczarz (4-1) vs. Sylwia Juskiewicz (9-6)

Cezary Kesik (12-1) vs. Marcin Krakowiak (11-3)

Albert Odzimkowski (11-5) vs. Jason Radcliffe (16-8)

Light Heavyweight
Adam Tomasik (5-0) vs. Oumar Sy (4-0)

Start time: 8pm CET/7pm BT/2pm ET/11am PT

KSW, or Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, is the premier mixed martial arts organization in Poland and one of the leading MMA organizations in Europe, founded back in 2004. Many KSW fighters have signed on to globally known promotions such as the UFC, making the organization an admirable stepping stone to the world's biggest stage. 

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Sunday, 15 November 2020

KSW 56: Croatian MMA Fighter Roberto Soldic Books 18th Victory with Knockout

November 15, 2020 - On Saturday night, Roberto Soldic made his debut in the middle category of KSW and achieved the 18th victory in his 21st professional fight by a knockout in the first round against Polish veteran Michal Materla.

Index.hr reports that the Croatian fighter seemed to feel remorse after beating the local legend. In the ring after the victory, he said that he would not celebrate and that he had great respect for his opponent, which he repeated in an interview for inthecage.pl.


"I did not celebrate after the victory, I respect him very much, and I thank him for allowing me to fight against the great local legend," said Soldic.


"I feel strong, I didn't have to lose a lot of weight, I had more fitness and I hit more, like in training. I believe in my hands, fitness, team, and sponsors. This is my life, I'm moving on, regardless of victories or defeats, I will always fight," the 25-year-old from Vitez continued.

The journalist asked him why he did not finish the fight on the ground when he had the opportunity and when Materla invited him to do so. Soldic preferred to wait for the Pole to get up before finishing him off standing up.

"I wasn't afraid, but why would I grapple when I could finish him standing up? I didn't want to get into that situation. I'm a complete MMA fighter; I'm not afraid of jiujitsu or wrestling," Roberto 'Robocop' explained, then spoke about his plans, considering that he is still the current champion of KSW in welterweight. With this victory, he showed that he really has a place in the upper, middle category.

"I may return to the lower category to defend the title, but we will see what the future holds. I need to talk to my manager and team. I will rest a bit, but I have training again from Monday," said Soldic and thanked Materla in Polish and said he was a real fighter.

Ivan Erslan also competed for the KSW 56 title fight, though he was unlucky against Tomasz Narkun. However, Filip Pejic made sure that the Croatian team did not take home just one victory. It took Pejic just 12 seconds to win against Sebastian Rajewski at the KSW 56 event.

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