Over the past month, KSW 43 has been filling out week by week, bolstering its impressive line up with some of the promotion’s most notable stars. In the early hours of Monday, March 26, the final two fights were added.
Opening up the card are Maciej Kazieczko (3-1) and Maciej Kalicinski (3-0), two Lightweight youngsters from Poland desperately trying to leave their footprint in the mud at KSW.
Kazieczko, 24 years old, has already fought three times for the promotion. After a stunning 15 second debut, Kazieczko found himself signed with the country’s top promotion. After two straight victories under the KSW banner, Kazieczko was stopped in the closing seconds of the opening round at KSW 41, falling to a more experienced Gracjan Szadzinski.
While Kazieczko is looking to get back on the right track, Maciej Kalicinski is looking to steamroll ahead after winning his first 3 fights by stoppage. Although his last outing resulted in a no contest, the former 3 fights all went the 22-year-old’s way and with “Loken” being just 2 years into his 20s, you’d have to expect the promotion to have a lot of eyes on his climb as he makes his KSW debut.
The final addition to this stunning card pit’s Croatian veteran Antun Racic (20-8-1) with Poland’s Kamil Selwa (10-6).
This Bantamweight encounter features two of the most travel prone fighters in Europe, with a combined 12 European nations playing home to their contests.
Racic made his name amongst the ranks of M-1 Global’s 135lbs division, with 9 fights in Russia’s most storied organisation. He would make his debut for KSW last October, picking up a split decision win over Pawel Politylo back in Dublin. Sharing the cage with fighters such as Tomas Deak, Tural Ragimov and Juha-Pekka Vainikainen, Racic has clashed with some of the top-ranked European scrappers and he plans on using that to his advantage.
Looking to overcome the experience edge is Kamil Selwa, who has won 4 of his last 5. Selwa’s only recent blemish was a decision loss to Anzor Azhiev in his KSW debut. With the attitude of a true fighter, Selwa has taken opponents anytime, any place, travelling across the continent in search of adversaries. Now in his homeland’s most prestigious promotion, Selwa will be chomping at the bit to pick up his first victory under the bright lights of a KSW event.
These final two match-ups round out an outstanding card at the Hala Stulecia arena in Wroclaw, Poland. The current card is as follows:-
Damian Janikowski (2-0) Vs Yannick Bahati (8-3) – Middleweight
Roberto Soldic (13-2) Vs Dricus Du Plessis (11-1) – Welterweight Championship
Michal Andryszak (20-6) Vs Phil De Fries (14-6) – Heavyweight Championship
Artur Sowinski (18-9) Vs Salahdine Parnasse (10-0-1) – Featherweight
Lukasz Chelwicki (14-7-1) Vs Norman Parke (23-6-1) – Lightweight
Michal Michalski (6-2) Vs David Zawada (15-3) – Welterweight
Kamil Selwa (10-6) Vs Antun Racic (20-8-1) – Bantamweight
Maciej Kazieczko (3-1) Vs Maciej Kalicinski (3-0) – Lightweight