KSW’s first “Colosseum” event smashed records and delivered an unforgettable spectacle. Now the Polish promotion is all set to do it again.
KSW 39 took place in May 2017 at Stadion PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland, with the stadium transformed from the home of the Polish national team to a spectacular venue for the biggest mixed martial arts event on European soil.
The event featured a host of KSW’s big-name stars, with Mamed Khalidov, Borys Mankowski, Mariusz Pudzianowski, Marcin Rozalski, Tomas Narkun, and Mateusz Gamrot all in action as the promotion held an 11-fight card in front of a European-record crowd of 57,766, the second-highest crowd of all time for an MMA event.
Now, six years on from that spectacular night in Warsaw, KSW has announced that it is heading back to Stadium PGE Narodowy once again, with a social media teaser video breaking the news to fans online.
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧! 🤩
The 𝐁𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓 event in modern MMA history!
We are coming 🔙 to the PGE Narodowy 🏟
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) February 24, 2023
KSW Colosseum II will take place on June 3, with another huge card expected. No fights have been confirmed for the event so far, but it’s likely the promotion’s co-founders Martin Lewandowski and Maciej Kawulski will be inundated with messages from fighters clamoring to be on the card.
In terms of sheer spectacle, no promotion does it quite like KSW, and they made a huge splash with their first Colosseum event back in 2017. Now they’re looking to eclipse that achievement in 2023.
“It has been a long time coming,” said Lewandowski.
“We are finally returning to our ‘Colosseum.’ The last event was one of the most memorable nights ever witnessed both in KSW and MMA in general.
“Now the time has come for us to write a new chapter. We can expect some massive names to be announced for this event in the coming weeks. I cannot wait and I invite you all to be part of history!”
Their official Twitter account posted simply, “57,766 at the last one. Let’s try to beat that.”