The KSW 43 fight card at the Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland on April 14 is now complete with eight fights in total.
Croatia’s Antun Racic (20-8-1) will face young Kamil Selwa (10-6) in a bantamweight fight. Racic made his KSW debut in Dublin last year. His original opponent Anzor Azhiev got ill the day before the weigh-ins he then faced a last minute replacement in the debuting Pawel Politylo. After three hard fought rounds Racic walked away with a decision victory. The 27-year-old made his pro debut in 2009 and has competed all over Europe in some top organisations. The German-based fighter is known for his toughness and for being very well-rounded with a dangerous submission game. Overall he has won 13 fights via submission.
23-year-old Kamil Selwa comes into this fight on a 4-1 run. In his last fight he made his KSW debut but lost to Anzor Azhiev at KSW 38. Like Racic, Selwa is very well-rounded and has competed all over Europe in various promotions but now looks to make KSW his home and a win over Racic will catapult him to near the top of the newly created KSW bantamweight division.
Two of Poland’s rising lightweights will kick-off the card as Maciej Kazieczko (3-1) faces Maciej Kalicinski (3-0) in the opening bout of the night. Kazieczko enters this contest with a 2-1 record in KSW while Kalicinski will be making his promotional debut off the back of three straight KO/TKO wins on the Polish scene.
KSW 43 takes place April 14 from the breathtaking and historic Hala Stulecia venue, built over 100 years ago. Olympic medalist Damian Janikowski (2-0) will main event his first KSW and in his hometown against former BAMMA & EFC middleweight champ Yannick Bahati (8-3). Two of the top prospects in MMA today will meet in the co-main event as Roberto Soldic (13-2) defends his recently acquired welterweight title against two-weight EFC champion Dricus Du Plessis (11-1) and Michal Andryszak (20-6) will battle Phil De Fries (14-6) for the vacant KSW heavyweight title.
Main Event – Middleweight
Damian Janikowski (2-0) vs. Yannick Bahati (8-3)
Co-Main Event – Welterweight Title
Champion Roberto Soldic (13-2) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (11-1)
Vacant Heavyweight Title
Michal Andryszak (20-6) vs. Phil De Fries (14-6)
Lightweight: Norman Parke (23-6-1) vs. Lukasz Chlewicki (14-7-1)
Featherweight: Salahdine Parnasse (10-0-1) vs. Artur Sowinski (18-9)
Welterweight: David Zawada (15-3) vs. Michal Michalski (6-2)
Bantamweight: Antun Racic (20-8-1) & Kamil Selwa (10-6)
Lightweight: Maciej Kazieczko (3-1) vs. Maciej Kalicinski (3-0)
*Final bout order TBD & subject to change