On Saturday night at KSW 49 two of Poland’s most accomplished heavyweights will collide in a fight that many believe would never - could never - happen. The former and longest reigning KSW heavyweight champion Karol Bedorf (15-4) will take Damian Grabowski (21-5) who, after a storied career, finally makes his KSW debut.
Damian Grobowski has competed almost everywhere. Three fights in the UFC, a stint in Bellator, he won the heavyweight title in M-1, and now ’The Polish Pitbull’ will at long last step into the KSW arena for the first time. The 38-year-old has eighteen career stoppage wins with eleven via submission. Most recently he finished Brazilian veteran Jose Rodrigo Guelka with a first round TKO on the local in scene in Poland in what was his first post-UFC fight and now he has his sights set on challenging in the KSW heavyweight division starting with Karol Bedorf on May 18.
However, Bedorf will be doing anything in his power to recapture the heavyweight title he held for over three years. The 35-year-old made his MMA and KSW debut in 2007 and, apart from a stint outside in 2008, has been part of the KSW roster since. Bedorf has firmly established himself as a complete fighter with the ability to win by TKO, submission, and decision
You can watch this fight and all of KSW 49 live from anywhere in the world this Saturday on www.KSWTV.com!