KSW 59: Fight Code is going down this Saturday. Before the fights take place, let’s take a closer look at a trio of bouts that have the Fight of the Night written all over them.
The event goes down in Lodz, Poland, kicking off at 2PM ET. Topping the big night of fights is a heavyweight tilt that features the 44-year old Mariusz Pudzianowski against the unbeaten fighter from Senegal named Serigne Ousmane Dia — better known, perhaps, as “Bombardier.” The massive super heavyweight weighed in for the main event at 333lbs. However, the first fight that is going under the radar is the curtain opener at less than half that weight, at 145lbs.
With a plethora of new blood added to the Polish promotion, it couldn’t be a more exciting time for fights considering parts of the world are starting to loosen Coronavirus restrictions.
New blood! 👊 Whose KSW debut are you most looking forward to this weekend!? 🤩#KSW59
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) March 16, 2021
Cyprian Wieczorek vs. Patryk Likus – KSW Fire Starter
Despite coming off one loss, Wieczorek is an imposing force inside the cage. Overall, the featherweight fighting out of Team UKS Ronin has built a brilliant amateur record. With thirty-five wins and three losses, it’s amazing that the Polish-born fighter hasn’t already competed in more professional fights. Despite coming in with an extensive amateur background, his opponent is a promotional newcomer. Since Likus only has one professional win, he definitely lacks the mountains of cage time that Wieczorek has. Although on Saturday, all of that will be put aside and the two will determine who is the more proficient fighter.
Lionel Padilla vs. Adrian. Bartosiński
With only one loss on his record, Padilla has been running through his competition. Prior to his pairing with Bartosiński, Spain’s Padilla has been on a roll as well. After enduring a speed bump against Max Duarte, Padilla rattled off four consecutive wins. Not only that, but three of them ended in a painful finish (2 TKOs, 1 Sub). On the other hand, Bartosiński is one of the hotter prospects in Poland right now, with an unbeaten record of 9-0. The 25-year old appears to be just getting started on his road to the top.
#KSW59 Official weighin:
✅ Adrian Bartosiński – 77.6 kg/171 lb
✅ Lionel Padilla – 77.4 kg/171 lb
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) March 19, 2021
Since Bartosiński is sporting a nine-fight win streak, it’s hard to imagine the athlete losing after not tasting defeat in over four years. Granted, while Bartosiński has notched five knockouts in his fighting tenure, his opponent has had more success on the ground. Styles will clash in this one.
Konrad Dyrschka vs. Łukasz Rajewski
Rajewski has a kickboxing base but is a fully developed martial artist with fight-ending power and submissions on his record. On a two-fight win streak, the 31-year old showed he was ready for the next step after taking out Bartłomiej Kopera at KSW 54: Gamrot vs. Ziółkowski. Despite having the result go to a split decision in Rajewski’s favor, it was still a great showing of technique and stamina.
Conversely, German-born Dyrschka has just one loss within the promotion at this point and intends to keep it that way at KSW 59. Of Dyrschka’s eleven professional wins, six of them have come by way of knockout or TKO. Overall, Dyrschka loves to stand and trade so the fight will no doubt deliver especially since he’s facing a kickboxer.
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