Roberto Soldic Replaces du Plessis, Meets Borys Mankowski in New KSW 41 Headliner

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 13, 2017

A hand injury has forced Dricus Du Plessis to withdraw from his welterweight title shot against Borys Mankowski in the KSW 41 main event on Dec. 23.

As a result, Roberto Soldic will replace du Plessis and meet the reigning champion in the event’s new headliner. The Polish promotion announced the change in a release on Wednesday. KSW 41 takes place in Katowice, Poland and will be available via online pay-per-view at

A 22-year-old native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Soldic enters the matchup on a six-fight winning streak in which he has finished all of his opponents by knockout or technical knockout. Soldic last appeared at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 87, where he scored a head-kick KO of Lewis Long in just 40 seconds.

In his last outing, Mankowski moved up to middleweight to challenge reigning champion Mamed Khalidov. “The Tasmanian Devil” would fall to Khalidov via unanimous decision, ending six-bout winning streak. Mankowski is 19-6-1 as a professional and 8-1 under the KSW banner.


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