Next week Europe’s number one MMA promotion returns for the first event since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. KSW 53: Reborn will take place live from a studio in Warsaw, Poland on July 11 live globally on www.KSWTV.com & the brand new KSW App, available now on iOS & Android, and through our various TV & streaming partners globally.
The main event will see a title unification contest between rivals Norman Parke (28-6-1) and Mateusz Gamrot (15-0). The pair have met twice before, once at the historic KSW 39 event in front of almost 58,000 people with Gamrot walking away with a narrow decision and the second contest ending controversially in a no-contest at KSW 40 in Dublin, Ireland.
With no love lost, Parke enters this fight as the interim-lightweight KSW champion and Gamrot as the KSW lightweight championship. This is truly one of the biggest European fights of the year!
A clash between two of Poland’s most beloved fighters and personalities will take place in the co-main event as former KSW welterweight champion Borys Mankowski (20-8-1) faces former KSW featherweight champion & TUF Team McGregor competitor Marcin Wrzosek (14-6). This bout will be contested at lightweight and has fight of the night potential written all over it.
A Polish MMA legend will also return from self-imposed exile at KSW 53. Former UFC fighter Tomasz ‘The Gorilla’ Drwal (21-5-1) returns to the KSW with his eye on a number of high-profile bouts. But first he must get past the chaotic and dangerous ‘Polish Wanderlei’ Łukasz Bieńkowski (5-3).
Also at KSW 53 we will see the promotional debut of one of Europe’s most sought after fighters Andrzej Grzebyk (16-3). The 29-year-old is the FEN welterweight & middleweight champion and comes into KSW on an eight-fight-win-streak. He takes on another Polish champion in Tomasz Jakubiec (10-2) with the winner possibly taking a step towards KSW welterweight king champion Roberto Soldic.
KSW 53 live July 11 on www.KSWTV.com & the brand new KSW App available on iOS and Android, and through our various TV & streaming partners globally.
Stay tuned for full fight card and fight trailers.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, 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 former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.