Interim Featherweight Title Fight Headlines KSW 80 in Poland

Robert Ruchala KSW
Robert Ruchala Credit: KSW

KSW 80 will see an interim featherweight title on the line.

Promotion officials announced the event’s full card in a press release distributed on Wednesday. Undefeated Robert Ruchala (8-0) will face off with Germany veteran Lom-Ali Eskiev (20-6) in the main event, with the interim championship up for grabs.

Ruchala debuted for KSW in 2020 and has won five fights under the promotion’s banner thus far. Most recently, he earned a split decision victory over UFC alum Damian Stasiak.

A pro since 2019, KSW 80 will mark Ruchala’s first attempt to win a major title.

Eskiev lost a close split decision in his last outing, but had been on a five-fight win streak prior to that.

British UFC alum Tom Breese (15-4) takes on Poland’s Bartosz Lesko (12-2-2) in the evening’s co-main event. Breese is 1-1 in KSW thus far and 3-1 since leaving the UFC in 2021.

KSW 80 is set to take place this Friday, March 17, 2023 in Lubin, Poland, and will air internationally on The following match-ups have been announced for the card:

Lom-Ali Eskiev vs. Robert Ruchala — for the KSW interim featherweight championship
Tom Breese vs. Bartosz Lesko
Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Oumar Sy
Michal Michalski vs. Giorgi Kvelidze
Emilia Czerwinska vs. Yasmin Guimarães
Wojciech Kazieczko vs. Danu Tarchila
Damian Piwowarczyk vs. Bartłomiej Gładkowicz
Kacper Koziorzebski vs. Borys Borkowski
Kamil Szkaradek vs. Patryk Chrobak
Mateusz Janur vs. Andi Vrtačić