Mamed Khalidov vs. Scott Askham 3 Headlines KSW Colosseum 2

Mamed Khadilov and Scott Askham, KSW 52
Mamed Khadilov and Scott Askham, KSW 52 face-off Credit: KSW

The upcoming KSW Colosseum 2, which has reportedly already sold over 20,000 tickets, has its main event set.

On Monday, promotion officials announced that Mamed Khalidov (36-8-2) will face Scott Askham (19-5) for the third time, headlining the massive June 3 card.

The event will take place at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland, which housed the original KSW Colosseum event in 2017 — the largest MMA event in terms of attendance in European history, and second largest overall.

57,766 fans attended the 2017 spectacle.

Khalidov and Askham are 1-1 in their career series to date. Askham won the first meeting, at a catchweight, claiming a unanimous decision in the 2019 contest. The following year, Mamed Khalidov finished Scott Askham with a switch kick to reclaim the KSW middleweight championship.

Askham, a former UFC fighter and BAMMA middleweight champ, has not fought since. Khalidov would go on to lose the belt to Roberto Soldic, who recently jumped ship to ONE Championship. In his last outing, Khalidov moved to heavyweight, defeating former World’s Strongest Man and promotional stalwart Mariusz Pudzianowski.

Pudzianowski, for his part, will also appear at the KSW Colosseum 2 card. He’s been paired up with former boxer Artur Szpilka, who has shared the ring with the likes of Deontay Wilder.

The promotion’s next event, KSW 81, takes place April 22 in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.


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