New Lightweight Champion to Be Crowned in KSW 57 Co-Main Event

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 2, 2020

Marian Ziolkowski and Roman Szymanski will vie for the vacant lightweight championship at KSW 57.

The Polish promotion announced the matchup on Tuesday. The 155-pound belt was vacated after former champ Mateusz Gamrot recently signed with the UFC. KSW 57 takes place in Lodz, Poland, on Dec. 19 and is headlined by a heavyweight championship tilt pitting Phil De Fries against Michal Kita. The card airs via pay-per-view on Also confirmed for KSW 57 is a lightweight showdown between Artur Sowinski and Borys Mankowski.

Ziolkowski was the most recent title challenger for Gamrot, losing a five-round verdict at KSW 54 on Aug. 29. That halted a two-bout winning streak for the Warsaw native, who is 21-8-1 over the course of a career that began in 2011. Ziolkowski is 2-2 under the KSW banner.

After suffering a second-round TKO loss to Salahdine Parnasse in an interim featherweight title bout at KSW 48, Szymanski returned to 155 pounds to earned back-to-back triumphs against Milos Janicic and Filip Pejic. Szymanski has won five of his seven KSW appearances and is 13-5 as a professional overall.


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