James McSweeney, Maiquel Falcao Among New Additions to KSW 33 in London

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 16, 2015
James McSweeney has won three of his last four outings. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

Some familiar faces will be on hand when Polish MMA promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki travels to London on Oct. 31.

The organization recently announced three fights for the event, including a featured clash between three-time UFC competitor James McSweeney and Polish kickboxing specialist Marcin Rozalski. In addition, Bellator veterans Maiquel Falcao and Brett Cooper will square off at middleweight, while reigning KSW welterweight king Borys Mankowski faces Russian Michail Tsarev.

KSW 33 takes place at Wembley Arena in London and can be purchased via pay-per-view at KSWTV.com. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski. His opponent is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

A cast member of Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” McSweeney recently completed a 2-1 stint with One Championship, including a third-round TKO loss to Roger Gracie in his last outing this past December. The 36-year-old Rozalski is 5-3 in MMA, with all but one of his fights coming under the KSW banner. Most recently, he fell to Peter Graham at KSW 28 after suffering a knee injury in the second round.

Goncalves, who went 3-1 during his Bellator tenure, submitted to a Mamed Khalidov armbar in his KSW debut in May 2014. The Brazilian enters the matchup with Cooper on a two-fight winning streak, including a victory over Jesse Taylor in April. After a 12-bout stint in Bellator, Cooper made his initial KSW foray on Dec. 6, dropping a unanimous verdict to Khalidov. Cooper has lost four of his last five fights overall.

Mankowski has lost just once in his last 10 outings. In his most recent appearance, the 25-year-old Pole outpointed Mohsen Bahari at KSW 30. After losses to Douglas Lima and Lyman Good ended a brief Bellator run, Tsarev has won five straight fights, including a first-round stoppage of Dennis Hallman this past November.


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