Roberto Soldic Moves Up to Middleweight, Meets Michal Materla in KSW 56 Headliner

By: Tristen Critchfield
Oct 26, 2020

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki welterweight champion Roberto Soldic will move up to 185 pounds to face Michal Materla in the KSW 56 main event on Nov. 14.

The Polish promotion announced the matchup on Monday. KSW 56 takes place behind closed doors in Lodz, Poland and streams via online pay-per-view at

Soldic enters the matchup on a four-bout winning streak that began with him reclaiming the welterweight crown with a third-round KO of current UFC talent Dricus Du Plessis at KSW 45. Most recently, he outpointed Michael Peitzak in a catchweight affair at KSW 50 in September 2019.

Materla, who reigned as KSW’s middleweight champ from May 2012 to November 2015, is coming off a second-round stoppage of Aleksandar Ilic at KSW 55 on Oct. 10. The 36-year-old has bested the likes of Paulo Thiago, Rousimar Palhares, Tomasz Drwal, Kendall Grove and Damian Janikowski during his MMA career.

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