Following the home-run success of their stadium event at KSW Colosseum 2, Polish promotion KSW has confirmed two of their big guns for a pair of their upcoming shows this summer.
KSW 84 is scheduled to take place on July 15 in Gdynia, Poland, with the promotion’s heavyweight title on the line in the main event.
England’s Phil De Fries is the most dominant champion in KSW history, with his 11-fight, five-year win streak including eight heavyweight title defenses. To date, he has defeated a who’s who of the KSW heavyweight division to cement his status as one of the promotion’s all-time greats.
The 37-year-old will face a fresh challenge to his crown as he takes on Poland’s Szymon Bajor, a 24-9 contender who is on a four-fight tear, with his last victory coming against Ronny Markes at a PFL Playoffs event in August 2022. Bajor’s record includes 20 finishes, with 10 knockouts and 10 submissions to his name.
Also booked for a title fight is French two-division champion Salahdine Paranasse, who holds KSW titles at both lightweight and featherweight. He’ll return to action at KSW 85 on August 19 in Nowy Sacz, Poland.
Parnasse will put his featherweight title on the line in a unification bout with interim champ Robert Ruchala to determine the one true king at 145 pounds.
KSW 84 and 85 will stream live on Viaplay in Poland, UK, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and the Baltics, with the show available to stream globally via KSWTV.com.