Poland’s KSW will head to nearby Czech Republic for KSW 87 next month.
Set for October 14, 2023 at the Werk Arena in Trinec, Czech Republic, KSW 87 will be headlined by heavyweight action, as Czech big man Michal ‘Blackbeard’ Martinek (10-4) takes on former UFC athlete Darko Stosic (18-6) in a fight that could produce a title challenger for dominant champion Phil De Fries.
Martinek, a Dana White’s Contender Series alum, is coming off a loss to Daniel Omielańczuk, another UFC veteran. Stosic is fresh off a KO win against Stefan Vojcak, and looking for a second shot at De Fries after coming up short last year.
Whoever lands the title shot against De Fries with have an enormous task on his hands: the English champ has defended his belt an astounding nine times, and has won twelve straight fights.
The full line-up for KSW 87 as announced by the promotion this week can be found below.
KSW 87 Fight Card
Darko Stosic (18-6) vs. Michal Martinek (10-4)
Roman Szymanski (17-7) vs. Leo Brichta (11-3)
Ivan Erslan (13-2) vs. Rafal Haratyk (16-5-2)
Filip Macek (27-18-1) vs. Oleksii Polischuck (10-4)
Vojtech Garba (8-4) vs. Michal Dreckowski (3-0)
Catchweight 87 kg/192 lb
Adrian Dudek (6-2) vs. Lukas Dvorak (6-2)
Sahil Siraj (8-2) vs. Ahmed Abdulkadirov (9-1)
Josef Stummer (3-0) vs. Dawid Kareta (4-3)
Carl McNally (2-1) vs. Tobiasz Le (3-1)