Roman Szymanski vs. Marian Ziolkowski
Vacant KSW Lightweight Title #KSW57
A new KSW Lightweight Champion will be crowned pic.twitter.com/7n8US7oS4y — KSW (@KSW_MMA) December 1, 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 KSWTV.com. 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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