A trio of big and exciting matchups were made official this week for KSW 57 next month on December 19 in Poland live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.
Polish MMA legend Tomasz Drwal (22-5-1) will be aiming to build upon his recent successful comeback and will face the Czech Republic’s Patrik Kincl (22-9).
Known as the first Polish fighter in the UFC, Drwal recently returned following a five-year break from the sport. The 38-year-old fought through ring rust and beat a dangerous Lukasz Bienkowski by TKO in the second round at KSW 53. Upon returning to the sport, Drwal signalled his intention to compete against Mamed Khalidov. However, he must first get past the debuting Patrik Kincl, one of the top fighters from the Czech Republic.
Also making his highly anticipated KSW debut is the highly ranked Abus Magomedov (23-4-1). A finalist in PFL, Magomedov signed with KSW last year and after some delays he will finally step into the KSW cage against the undefeated Cezary Kesik (12-0), a fighter who has finished all but one of his opponents.
In 2018 Magomedov went 3-1-1 in PFL and reached the million dollar final and now, after a year away from action, the 30-year-old will be aiming to resume his course to becoming one of the best middleweights on the planet. Cezary Kesik, though, will have other plans. The undefeated Polish star, known as the Lublin Tank, will see this contest as an opportunity to score the biggest win of his career.
Lastly, Polish wild man Albert Odzimkowski (11-4) will welcome German star Christian Eckerlin (12-5) into the promotion in a potential fight of the night. Eckerlin comes into KSW having become a multiple promotional champion in his native Germany.
The above contests are in addition to the already announced heavyweight title fight between the reigning champion Phil De Fries (18-6) & MMA veteran Michal Kita (20-11-1) along with Antun Racic (24-8-1) making the first defense of his bantamweight title against a TBA opponent.
KSW 57 is available live around the world on www.KSWTV.com.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a retired MMA fighter and Kickboxer.