Having just completed their 2020 schedule, Poland’s KSW has announced their first show for 2021. KSW 58 will take place on January 30 in Lodz, Poland — and it features two big fights atop the card.
In the main event, Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Szymon Kolecki (8-1) faces longtime German vet Martin Zawada (29-15-1). Ahead of that, in the co-main event slot, France’s Salahdine Parnasse (14-0-1) will defend his KSW featherweight title against Brazil’s Daniel Torres (11-4).
KSW officials announced the news via press release Monday, following an early report by MMA Fighting.
Parnasse, who began competing as a pro in 2015, has long been considered one of the most promising featherweights outside the UFC. And he has the gold to prove it — making this title defense against Torres, who is 3-1 inside the KSW cage, a promising one. Torres has taken home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors in three of his four bouts inside the KSW cage thus far.
2008 Beijing Olympics winner Kolecki boasts a 100% finish rate since transitioning to MMA in 2017. After joining KSW last year, the weightlifter has picked up wins over World’s Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski, and Olympic wrestling bronze medalist Damian Janikowski.
KSW 58 will be available to stream via KSW TV. More fights are expected to be announced for the card in the coming weeks.