Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki continues to build out its forthcoming card, adding another lightweight bout to its next bill this week.
Friday, Poland’s preeminent MMA company announced that KSW 43 will feature a 155-pound contest between recent promotional title challenger Norman Parke and Polish veteran Lukasz Chlewicki. KSW 43 is scheduled for April 14 at Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland, headlined by Olympic wrestling bronze medalist squaring off with Yannick Bahati.
Parke, 30, is fresh off a highly controversial two-fight series with KSW lightweight champion Mateusz Gamrot. In their first confrontation this past May, “Stormin’ Norman” dropped a contentious unanimous verdict to “Gamer,” which led to a rematch at KSW 40 in October. In the second go-around, after missing weight, was repeatedly eye poked by Gamrot, leading referee Marc Goddard to declare a No Contest in the second round
After the bout officially ended, things got uglier as one of Gamrot’s cornermen, Marcin Bilman, sucker punched Parke and was subsequently banned from future cornering by the promotion.
The 39-year-old Chlewicki has lost three in a row, dropping bouts to Mansour Barnaoui, Artur Sowinski and most recently, Paul Redmond in October.