KSW welterweight king Roberto Soldic (17-3) will step up to middleweight to face former champion & KSW legend Michal Materla (29-7) in the main event of KSW 56 on November 14 in Lodz, Poland.
The announcement stunned KSW fans around the world. This contest, between two of the promotion’s top stars, was previously only talked about by fans when speaking about dream fights they’d love to see in the KSW arena. And now it is a reality.
Croatia’s Roberto Soldic is the reigning & defending KSW welterweight champion and has become one of the deadliest finishers in the whole sport with highlight-reel knockout after another. His list of victims includes Borys Mankowski, Dricus Du Plessis, and the previously undefeated Krystian Kaszubowski as well as a first-round one-punch demolition of Brazil’s Vinicius Bohrer. Now Soldic arguably faces his toughest test to date in the bigger and experienced Michal Materla.
The Polish superstar has been a staple of the KSW roster since 2006 and has defeated some of the most recognisable names in the sport. Those names include Kendall Grove, Jay Silva, Tomasz Drwal, and, of course, his two back to back KO wins over Brazilian duo Rousimar Palhares & Paulo Thiago remain two of the most talked-about finishes in KSW history.
With thirty-eight stoppage victories between them, Soldic vs. Materla promises to be one of the most unmissable fights of the year. KSW 56 will be available to watch live around the world on www.KSWTV.com and the KSW App.