KSW Federation announced three match-ups for its first historic show in London, scheduled for October 31st in SSE Arena, Wembley.
London’s own James „The Sledgehammer” McSweeney (14-12, 9 KO, 5 Sub) will fight in England for the first time since 2011, welcoming fellow kickboxer-turned-MMA-fighter Marcin Różalski (5-3, 3 KO, 1 Sub) in his home city of London. The veteran of UFC, One FC and top domestic promotions as BAMMA, Cage Rage and UCMMA will make his debut for KSW, looking for another spectacular first round finish in his wealthy career.
– “I am very proud to sign with KSW. They are a doing great things in the MMA industry, bringing in big names to make very exciting fights across Europe! I’m very excited to fight and show the KSW fans what I do!” – McSweeney says. – “I’m happy to make my KSW debut on October 31st in the amazing SSE Arena, Wembley. I have fought there many times early in my career and I can’t wait to see all my fans in the UK to watch me fight against Rozalski. THIS WILL BE A FIGHT NOT TO MISS!!!”
KSW: Road to Wembley will also feature an intriguing welterweight title contest between the reigning champion Borys Mańkowski (17-5-1, 3 KO, 6 Sub) and dangerous Russian Mikhail Tsarev (29-4, 8 KO, 19 Sub). These two were scheduled to face each other in February, but Tsarev’s sickness forced him off the card, while Mańkowski defeated a late-replacement opponent – Mohsen Bahari.
Also, middleweight heavy hitters Brett Cooper (20-11, 13 KO, 2 Sub) & Maiquel Falcao (34-7, 23 KO, 6 Sub) will square off against each other in the anticipated battle of former Bellator contenders.
In the KSW: Road to Wembley headliner, fresh of his fantastic 27-second victory over Rolles Gracie, the world’s strongest MMA fighter Mariusz Pudzianowski (9-3, 3 KO, 2 Sub) will look to add another valuable to his growing MMA resume. His opponent will be announced in the upcoming weeks.