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KSW is set to return to action with KSW 67: De Fries vs Stosic on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Warsaw, Poland. The night’s main event will feature heavyweight champion Phil De Fries defending his crown against Darko Stosic. De Fries remains undefeated since joining the organization in April 2018 when he won the vacant championship. Stosic has come onto the scene strong after his UFC stint, winning all three of his KSW bouts. The night’s co-main event will feature welterweight prospects Andrej Grzebyk and the undefeated Adrian Bartosinski. The event can be seen through the KSW app or KSWtv stateside.

Main Event- Phil De Fries vs Darko Stosic

Phil De Fries still remains king of KSW, set for his sixth title defense Saturday. De Fries fought for the vacant title at KSW 43 in April 2018 where he defeated Michal Andryszak. With six victories already in KSW, four of those have come by a finish with three of those by KO/TKO. Two of those victories have come against the former KSW light heavyweight champion, Tomasz Narkun, who looked to be De Fries’ biggest task to date. Standing across the cage and hoping to not become another stat on De Fries’ victim count is Darko Stosic. The UFC veteran has earned victories in all three of his KSW bouts including two of those by knockout. With the championship on the line, can the 30-year old Serbian striker earn his fourth-straight victory?

Co Main Event- Andrzej Grzebyk vs Adrian Bartosinski

Aside from suffering a broken leg at KSW 56 in November 2020, Andrzej Grzebyk has not tasted defeat since November 2015. The former FEN middleweight champion has gone 2-1 in KSW since his arrival. The loss, as mentioned, was from a broken leg sustained in the first round of his contest with Marius Zaromskis. Grzebyk avenged that loss seven months later with a first-round knockout of his own at KSW 62. With 11 of his career 18 wins coming by knockout, Grzebyk has proven to be an extremely dangerous opponent for anyone who stands across from him in the cage. A victory in the night’s co-main event could find Grzebyk competing for the middleweight championship sometime in 2022.

Looking to remain undefeated and earn his third victory in as many KSW fights is Adrian Bartosinski. In his first two KSW bouts, Bartosinski has earned knockout finishes bolstering him quickly up the KSW middleweight ranks. A finish in his own right, nine of his 11 career wins have come by knockout, including his last nine-straight bouts. There is no doubt being able to capture another finish against someone as talented as Grzebyk would absolutely put Bartosinski in the thick of 2022 title talks.

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