KSW heavyweight champion Phil De Fries will look to continue his reign of dominance when the Polish promotion heads to Liberec, Czech Republic on February 25.
The fight card for KSW 79 has not yet been confirmed, but one big name has been announced for the card, with reigning heavyweight champion De Fries all set to star in the main event as he puts his belt on the line in the eighth defense of his title.
De Fries TKO’d Michal Andryszak in the first round to capture the title back in April 2018, then retained it on home soil with a second-round submission of Karel Bedorf at Wembley Arena at KSW 45.
De Fries then went on to defeat Tomasz Narkun (twice), Luis Henrique, Michal Kita, Darko Stosic, and Ricardo Prasel as he cemented his status as the most dominant champion in promotional history.
Now the Englishman is set to return for the eighth defense of his title against an opponent to be confirmed. Also booked for the card is Czech veteran Viktor Pesta, who is moving back up to heavyweight and will hope to make a run at De Fries’ heavyweight crown. The card will also feature former Glory heavyweight kickboxer Arek Wrzosek.
The promotion’s trip to the Czech Republic represents their first international event since 2019, and marks the first of a number of international shows as KSW continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to the pandemic, the promotion successfully held events in Ireland, Croatia, and the United Kingdom (on three occasions).
More bout information will be announced by the promotion in due course.