KSW 76 Sees Main Event Change, Salahdine Parnasse vs. Sebastian Rajewski Now Fight for Interim Lightweight Title

Salahdine Parnasse, KSW
Salahdine Parnasse Credit: KSW

Next month’s KSW 76 main event has undergone a change up, as lightweight champion Marian Ziółkowski is off the card as a result of an injury.

In his place, Sebastian Rajewski will face Salahdine Parnasse for interim lightweight gold. Parnasse, who was originally booked to face Ziółkowski atop the show, is the promotion’s reigning featherweight champion, and was looking to add a second KSW belt to his collection this November.

That may still come to pass, but for now, it will be the interim variety.

Promotion officials announced the switch on Friday, during the broadcast of KSW 75. The circumstances of Ziółkowski’s injury were not disclosed.

Parnasse (16-1) has won three straight, and has long been considered one of the best 145lb prospects outside of the UFC and Bellator MMA. He’ll enter the bout off the first defense of his featherweight title, against Daniel Rutkowski back in March.

Rajewski (12-7) was defeated by Ziółkowski in a lightweight title fight this past June.

KSW 76 is expected to take place in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland on November 12, 2022. The following bouts are attached to the card thus far:

  • Salahdine Parnasse vs. Sebastian Rajewski – for the KSW interim lightweight championship
  • Adrian Bartosiński vs. Krystian Kaszubowski
  • Paweł Pawlak vs. Bartosz Leśko
  • Brian Hooi vs. Artur Szczepaniak