As customary for KSW, their subsequent occasion, KSW 61, was introduced throughout KSW 60, together with the principle occasion. Set for Saturday, June 05, 2021, contained in the Shakespeare Theatre in Gdansk, Poland, KSW 61 will happen and air on KSWTV or the KSW app. The primary occasion will characteristic longtime KSW staples of the heavyweight division because the World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski battles KSW 1 veteran, Lukasz Jurkowski.
Winner of 5 World’s Strongest Man titles, probably the most within the sport’s historical past, Mariusz Pudzianowski (14-7) made his MMA debut and KSW debut on the identical occasion, KSW 12 in December 2009. Within the first couple of years in his profession, Pudzianowski knocked out each “Butterbean” Eric Esch and Bob Sapp. After successful three bouts in a row by unanimous determination, Pudzianowski earned knockout of the night time honors after defeating Rolles Gracie in simply 27 seconds at KSW 31 in Might 2015. At present, Pudzianowski is on a two-fight successful streak with each wins coming by knockout. This may mark a decently fast turnaround for Pudz, who final competed at KSW 59 in march. With 9 of his profession 14 wins coming by the end, likelihood is the judges is not going to be wanted for this one.
The primary-ever KSW event winner, Lukasz Jurkowski (17-11) is the most-tenured fighter on the KSW roster. Jurkowski gained three bouts at KSW 1 to take residence the group’s first honors. In KSW 2, Jurkowski was the runner-up however scored a nine-second head-kick knockout on the cardboard. One among Jurkowski’s finest wins thus far got here in opposition to Bellator and KSW veteran, Attila Vegh at KSW 11 in Might 2009. Within the second-largest attended MMA present of all time, KSW 39, Jurkowski defeated the damaging Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in Might 2017. 57,766 followers packed the Stadion PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland for the cardboard containing 5 championship bouts. Most not too long ago, Jurkowski is coming off of a first-round TKO harm stoppage victory over Stjepan Bekavac at KSW 48 in April 2019.
It’s typical for KSW to have a title bout together with their headlining bout. It will be good to see middleweight champion Mamed Khalidov again within the cage or newly topped featherweight champion Daniel Torres in battle. Splitting his two showdowns with Scott Askham, perhaps KSW may have a rubber match in retailer for us with Khalidov and Askham competing for the title and finally bragging rights of their epic trilogy. No matter the remainder of the cardboard seems to be like, KSW 61 is ready to be a banger.
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