KSW 25 Update: Light Heavyweight Champ Jan Blachowicz Scratched Due to Injury

By: C.J. Tuttle
Nov 20, 2013
Jan Blachowicz is off KSW 25. | Piotr Pedziszewski/Sherdog.com

A mere five days after it was announced, the KSW 25 co-main event has been altered due to injury.

KSW light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming title fight at the promotion’s final event of 2013, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Polish promotion.

Blachowicz was originally slated to face former Bellator talent Virgil Zwicker, who now awaits a replacement opponent. “Rezdog” will not have to wait long, however, as KSW revealed in the announcement that Zwicker will receive a new foe sometime this week.

KSW 25 takes place Dec. 7 at Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland, and is headlined by a middleweight showdown between Mamed Khalidov and Ryuta Sakurai.

Blachowicz was last seen in March, when he successfully defended his belt against former UFC talent Goran Reljic. The Pole has won five straight fights, with the sole loss in his last 15 outings coming in March of 2011, when he was unable to continue against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou due to a badly bruised left thigh.

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