KSW 50: Roberto Soldic gets new opponent after Patrik Kincl forced out with injury

KSW welterweight champion Roberto Soldic has had a change of opponent as Patrik Kincl was forced out with injury just days away from the Polish promotion’s flagship KSW 50 show in London’s SSE Arena.

Croatia’s Soldic will instead face Poland’s Michal Pietrzak in a non-title catchweight bout.

This stacked KSW 50 event takes place on 14 September in the SSE Arena, Wembley, London.

Tickets for KSW 50 can be bought through AXS.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk and will be available to watch live around the world via online PPV on www.KSWTV.com.

Full updated KSW 50 fight card

KSW Heavyweight Title: Phil De Fries (c) (17-6) vs. Luis Henrique (12-5)
KSW Light Heavyweight Title: Tomasz Narkun (c) (16-3) vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala (23-9-1)
Interim KSW Lightweight Title: Norman Parke (27-6-1) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (14-5)
80kg Catchweight: Roberto Soldic (16-3) vs. Michal Pietrzak (8-3)
Middleweight: Damian Janikowski (3-2) vs. Tony Giles (6-1)
90kg Catchweight: Antoni Chmieleski (32-17) vs. Jason Radcliffe (15-7)
Middleweight: Dricus Du Plessis (12-2) vs. Joilton Santos (30-7)
Female Strawweight: Aleksandra Rola (2-0) vs. Catherine Costigan (6-2)

Read the official press release noting Soldic’s change in opponent below: 

Kincl injured. Roberto Soldic now faces Michal Pietrzak at KSW 50 KSW welterweight champion Roberto Soldic (16-3) has received a new opponent ahead of KSW 50 this Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Former Polish wrestling champion Michal Pietrzak (8-3) will step in for the injured Patrik Kincl (arm) and the fight against Soldic will now be a non-title fight contest at an 80kg catchweight. Pietrzak comes in on late notice and brings with him a very impressive grappling pedigree. With national wrestling and no-gi grappling titles to his name, Pietrzak is widely seen as one of the best grapplers in Poland. He enters KSW on a three-fight-win-streak on the Polish MMA scene and with arguably nothing to lose as he faces one of KSW’s biggest stars in Roberto Soldic.

At just 24-years-old Roberto Soldic (16-3) has already earned himself one of the fiercest reputations in the sport and is known as one of the brightest prospects in all of MMA. The heavy-hitter has an incredible fourteen wins via TKO/KO and an overall finishing ratio of 94%. The Croatian joined KSW in 2017 and won the welterweight title in his first fight with a one-sided win over former longtime champ Borys Mankowski. His past three fights have all ended in devastating KO finishes including taking less than ninety seconds to dispatch of the previously undefeated Krystian Kaszubowski in his last title defence.

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.