KSW heavyweight champion Philip De Fries will now face Brazilian Luis Henrique after Damian Grabowski pulled out to injury .
Luis Henrique (12-5) it will be an opportunity of a lifetime to fight for the Heavyweight title at KSW 50th anniversary show at Wembley, London September 14th. “KBL” will bring a wealth of experience having already fought in the UFC amassing a record of 2 wins & 4 losses coming from Francis N’Gannou, Marcin Tybura, Arjan Bhullar and Ryan Spann. After a short spell with out fighting Henrique returned to cage at WOCS 53, where he faced Rodolfo Oliveria finishing him via a Guillotine choke in round 1. After that win KSW were quick to pick up the 26 year old Brazilian. Where he was pitted against Polish man Michal Andryszak wining again via Guillotine choke in the 2nd round this time. With Damian Grabowski out and Both Philip De Fries and Luis Henrique having beat Michal Andryszak this was seemingly the best and only fight to have as the main event.
Current KSW heavyweight champ has welcomed the new challenger from his title posting on his Facebook (seen below)
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“Thank you for stepping up to the plate . Let’s go to war .Brazilian @luishenriqueufc 🇧🇷 now challenges @phildefriesmma 👑 for the KSW heavyweight title 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 #KSW50 #wembley #ksw #mma #london “
England’s Heavyweight Champ Phil De Fries (17-6) will look to cement his position as the UK number 1 heavyweight & one of the best in the world. Following his own stint in the UFC, De Fries has gone on a run of 5 straight wins launching himself back into the minds of MMA fans across the world. One thing about these heavyweights they don’t care whose in front of them and knowing Phil he will relish the chance to face Luis Henrique at this milestone event.
The KSW 50 will take place on September 14 in London. The current combat card is as follows:
KSW heavyweight championship
Phil De Fries (17-6) vs Luis Henrique (12-5)
KSW light heavyweight championship
Tomasz Narkun (16-3) vs Przemysław Mysiala (23-9-1)
KSW welterweight championship
Roberto Soldic (16-3) vs Patrik Kincl (22-9)
KSW lightweight interim championship
Norman Parke (27-6-1) vs Marian Ziółkowski (21-7-1)
Damian Janikowski (3-2) vs Tony Giles (6-1)
Antoni Chmielewski (32-17) vs Jason Radcliffe (15-7)
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