KSW is set for its biggest show in years when KSW 83: Colosseum 2 takes place Saturday, June 03, 2023, inside the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland. Three championships will be on the line including the bantamweight, vacant middleweight, and lightweight titles. The main event, though, is a non-title matchup and will serve as a rubber match between KSW legend Mamed Khalidov and former champion Scott Askham. Askham has also been out of action for nearly two and a half years due to a back injury. The event will be streamed exclusively on Viaplay across certain European markets, RMC Sport in France, Combate in Brazil, and globally on KSW PPV platform www.KSWTV.com.
Co-Main Event Lightweight Title
Lightweight champion Marian Ziolkowski will meet interim champion Salahdine Parnasse in the night’s co-main event. After missing their initial scheduled meeting at KSW 76 due to a knee injury, Ziolkowski will return to action after a near one-year layoff. Parnasse would go on to meet Sebastian Rajewski and earn the interim title via fourth-round submission. The winner of this matchup could easily sit atop the division for quite some time.
Vacant Middleweight Title Match
The vacant middleweight title will be up for grabs when Pawel Pawlak (21-4-1) meets Tomasz Romanowski (18-8). The title was vacated by Roberto Soldic, who left the company, signing with ONE Championship. Pawlak is 3-0 since joining KSW and is currently on an eight-fight unbeaten streak. Romanowski has been on an impressive run of his own in KSW, earning a 6-1 record. Three of those victories have been first-round knockouts showing Romanowski can bring the heat early in the contest.
XTB KSW Colosseum 2
June 3, Warsaw, Poland
Mamed Khalidov (36-8-2) defeated Scott Askham (19-5) via second-round KO
Undisputed KSW Featherweight Title
Champion Marian Ziolkowski (25-8-1) vs. Interim-Champ Salahdine Parnasse (17-1)
CANCELED JUST PRIOR TO FIGHT: ZIOLKOWSKI SPRAINED KNEE IN WARM UPS
Artur Szpilka (2-0) defeated Mariusz Pudzianowski (17-8) via second-round TKO
Vacant KSW Middleweight Title
Pawel Pawlak (21-4-1) defeated Tomasz Romanowski (18-8) via fifth-round TKO
Arek Wrzosek (2-0) vs. Bogdan Stoica (0-0) via first-round submission
Michal Materla (32-9) defeated Radoslaw Paczuski (5-1) via first-round TKO
Lightweight – Rematch
Valeriu Mircea (28-8-1) defeated Roman Szymanski (17-6) via split decision
Daniel Rutkowski (15-3) defeated Adam Soldaev (7-1) via unanimous decision
Leo Brichta (10-3) defeated Maciej Kazieczko (9-2) via split decision
Krzysztof Głowacki (0-0) defeated Patryk Tołkaczewski (0-0) via first-round KO
Mariusz Joniak (10-4) defeated Sebastian Romanowski (14-10-1) via majority decision
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