Justyna Haba Set For Big KSW Showing At KSW 56

Justyna Haba
SAITAMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 31: Justyna Haba of Poland attempts a choke submission in the women's bout between Nozawa Auclair of United States and Justyna Haba of Poland during the RIZIN. 14 at Saitama Super Arena on December 31, 2018 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

KSW is set to continue their hot push to end 2020 with KSW 56: Polska vs Chorwacja Saturday, November 14, 2020. The event is set to take place in Lodz, Poland, as three of the night’s eight bouts will feature “Poland vs Croatia” bouts. One of the biggest bouts of the nights though will feature a “Poland vs Poland” bout with Justyna Haba making her KSW debut.

Route to KSW

Though only three bouts into her professional career, Haba has already fought under bright lights. Her first two bouts were under the Rizin banner in Japan where she won her debut in December 2018. “I made my debut at Rizin at a very large gala, among the legends of this sport. So I don’t feel so much pressure anymore,” Haba told MMASucka. Her last bout was actually in Poland where she competed at Free Fight Federation 2. The event took place in December 2019 and Haba won by third-round knockout.

Now her time has finally come to step foot on arguably Europe’s biggest MMA stage this Saturday day against her toughest task to date. “I am very happy that I will be able to show myself to the Polish Audience at KSW, which is a leading MMA organization,” Haba stated.

Future Champion

The KSW flyweight championship has been vacant since May 2017 when the then-champion, Ariane Lipski, signed with the UFC. Should Haba walk out of the cage with the victory, it could put her in a great spot to become the division’s first champion in almost three years. Her opponent on the night, Karolina Owczarz, is currently undefeated and would be a massive feather in the cap of Haba. Right now, Haba has her mind on Owczarz, and not necessarily the title. “I didn’t think about it [title being vacant]. Both me and my opponent have only three fights on our record. Now I’m focusing on this fight,” stated Haba.

KSW 56: Polska vs Chorwacja will be airing live in the United States starting at 1:00 pm EST/12:00 CST on the DAZN app, KSW app, or at KSWTV. Welterweight champion Roberto Soldic will move up to middleweight for a clash with Michal Materla in the main event. In addition, the co-main will feature Tomasz Narkun defending his light heavyweight title against Ivan Erslan.

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