Kendall Grove vs. Michal Materla 2 headlines XTB KSW 78 on Saturday


Kendall Grove vs. Michal Materla 2 headlines XTB KSW 78 on Saturday

The first KSW event of 2023 takes place this Saturday, January 21. XTB KSW 78 will take place at the Netto Arena in Szczecin, Poland, and will be live around the world on and exclusively on Viaplay across the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the Baltics.

Ten years after their all-time KSW classic, Michal Materla (31-9) and Kendall Grove (24-18) will clash once again. Their first fight, which took place way back at KSW 23, is infamously known as one of the bloodiest fights in KSW history and it was Materla who got his hand raised after the three-round battle.


The co-main event will see two Polish fan-favourites collide as hometown hero Tomasz Romanowski (17-8) meets the undefeated Radoslaw Paczuski (5-0) in a potential title eliminator in the middleweight division.

Elsewhere on the card, two huge lightweight fights take place as Poland’s Roman Szymanski (16-6) welcomes Georgia’s Raul Tutarauli (31-6) into the promotion & former welterweight champ Borys Mankowski (22-10-1) meets the hard-hitting Valeriu Mircea (27-8-1), and top Polish light heavyweight Lukasz Sudolski (10-1) makes his KSW debut against former Jungle Fight champion Kleber Silva (20-11).

XTB KSW 78 Fight Card
Netto Arena, Szczecin, Jan 21

Main Event – Rematch
Catchweight 195lb/88.5kg
Michal Materla (31-9, Poland) vs. Kendall Grove (24-18, USA)

Co-Main Event
Middleweight 185lb/83.9kg
Tomasz Romanowski (17-8, Poland) vs. Radoslaw Paczuski (5-0, Poland)

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Roman Szymanski (16-6, Poland) vs. Raul Tutarauli (31-6, Georgia)

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Borys Mankowski (22-10-1, Poland) vs. Valeriu Mircea (27-8-1, Moldova/Italy)

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg
Lukasz Sudolski (10-1, Poland) vs. Kleber Silva (20-11, Brazil)

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg
Rafal Kijanczuk (11-5, Poland) vs. Marc Doussis (8-1, Germany)

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Lukasz Rajewski (11-8, Poland) vs. Sahil Siraj (7-1, Sweden/Afghanistan)

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Oskar Szczepaniak (3-1, Poland) vs. Raimondas Krilavičius (7-2-1, Lithuania)

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg – First Fight
Borys Dzikowski (2-0, Poland) vs. Andre Langen (1-0, Germany)

Broadcast Begins: 6:45pm CET | 5:45 GMT | 12:45pm ET | 9:45am PT

First Fight: 7pm CET | 6pm GMT | 1pm ET | 10am PT

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