The winner of this clash will likely get a shot at the KSW heavyweight championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship vet Darko Stosic will take on Michal Andryszak in an upcoming heavyweight tilt at KSW 63, Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the promotion. Polish organization Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki wanted to match the 29-year from Belgrade, Serbia, against current heavyweight titleholder Philip De Fries, but an injury prevented the champion from participating in the event. KSW then resorted to the Stosic-Andryszak matchup, which has all the trimmings of a title eliminator.
Stosic (15-4, 2-0 KSW) made his promotional debut following a stint in UFC’s 205-pound division that ended with one victory and three defeats. In KSW, he returned to heavyweight, where he first wrecked Michal Wlodarek with a right hand that stopped the contest at the 4:39 mark in Round 2 at KSW 59 before smashing Michal Kita with punches 4:05 into Round 1 at KSW 61.
Most recently, Andryszak (22-9 1 NC, 4-4 KSW) submitted former UFC and Strikeforce alum Guto Inocente (8-6) thanks to an arm-triangle choke that forced the referee to stop the contest 4:08 into the second stanza at KSW 58. Prior, “Longer” lost consciousness following a haymaker from Michal Kita at the 2:59 mark in the opening stanza of their heavyweight rematch at KSW 54.
The upcoming KSW 63 event will go down in Warsaw, Poland, on Sept. 4. The card also features a welterweight championship clash between champion Roberto Soldic and Patrick Kincl. Also, former 135-pound kingpin Antun Racic will collide with Jakub Wiklacz and Damian Janikowski faces Pawel Pawlak at middleweight.