No belts are up for grabs at the latest KSW event, but that did not stop every fighter on the card from remaining professional and properly making weight.
The latest KSW offering comes in the form of a nine-fight event of KSW 62, where an Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting caps off the card. Szymon Kolecki (9-1) will aim to make it four in a row inside the KSW cage when he takes on fellow bodybuilder and Polsat’s “Dancing with the Stars” competitor Akop Szostak (4-3). The light heavyweights combine for 11 knockouts in their 13 career victories, and neither has ever landed nor suffered a submission. Kolecki, who once fought at heavyweight and topped Mariusz Pudzianowski, hit the scales at 206 pounds. The Belarussian out of Poland came back far lighter, well below the limit at 202 pounds.
The co-featured fight comes in the welterweight division, when the man known as “Double Champ” Andrzej Grzebyk (170) rematches Marius Zaromskis (170) – the two met at KSW 56 in 2020, and Grzebyk suffered a leg injury at the end of the first round. Before that, another welterweight contest goes down as knockout artist Michal Michalski (170) looks to make it four knockouts in a row against the undefeated striker Adrian Bartosinski (171). At heavyweight, kickboxing convert Tomasz Sarara (228) makes his pro MMA debut against short-notice replacement Filip Bradaric (240).
KSW 62 will stream on KSW.TV and Fite.TV at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Saturday.
KSW 62 Weigh-in Results:Szymon Kolecki (206) vs. Akop Szostak (202)
Andrzej Grzebyk (170) vs. Marius Zaromskis (170)
Michal Michalski (171) vs. Adrian Bartosinski (171)
Tomasz Sarara (228) vs. Filip Bradaric (240)
Artur Sowinski (156) vs. Sebastian Rajewski (156)
Pawel Politylo (135) vs. Bruno Augusto dos Santos (135)
Lom-Ali Eskiev (145) vs. Gilber Ordonez (146)
Marcin Krakowiak (186) vs. Borys Borkowski (185)
Lemmy Krusic (136) vs. David Martinik (135)