The summer continues to stay hot for KSW with KSW 71 set for action today inside the Arena Torun located in Torun, Poland. The eight-bout card will be headlined by lightweight champion Marian Ziolkowski defending his crown for the third time, this time against Sebastian Rajewski. The co-main event will feature a special attraction matchup with former KSW heavyweight champion and world kickboxing champion Marcin Rozalski battling Errol Zimmerman in a kickboxing matchup. Zimmerman, a former GLORY Heavyweight Contender Tournament Winner, has competed professionally in over 110 kickboxing matchups. This card will also mark the MMA debut of former heavyweight boxing title challenger Artur Szpilka, who will take on Sergey Radchenko.
KSW 71 can be viewed in Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia on Viaplay as part of a regular subscription to Viaplay Total. The rest of the viewable counties can see the event on KSWtv.
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Marian Ziolkowski (24-8-1) is set to defend his KSW lightweight title for the third time in Saturday’s main event. Ziolkowski won the championship at KSW 57 at the end of 2020 defeating Roman Szymanski after the title was vacated by Mateusz Gamrot. Ziolkowski won with a fourth-round TKO, giving him his first finish in KSW at that point. Since then, he has knocked out Maceij Kazieczko in his first title defense and most recently earned a unanimous decision win over former champion Borys Mankowski in January 2022 at KSW 66. A dangerous finisher anywhere in the cage, 19 of his career 24 wins have come by a finish with 13 of those by submission.
Sebastian Rajewski (12-6) will enter the main event of KSW 71 in hopes of dethroning the champion. On a nice run of his own, Rajewski has won his last three straight including going 4-1 in KSW. Rajewski likes to impose his will in the cage and grind his opponent to the judges with eight of his career 12 wins coming by decision. Most recently he scored a unanimous decision win over Niklas Backstrom at KSW 66 in January 2022.
KSW 71 RESULTS
KSW Lightweight Title
Champion Marian Ziolkowski defeated Sebastian Rajewski via unanimous decision
Heavyweight – Mixed Rules Bout
Errol Zimmerman (103-13 Kickboxing) defeated Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA)via R2 TKO
K1 in MMA Gloves + 3 x 5 min rounds
Daniel Torres defeated Borys Mankowski via unanimous decision
Catchweight 105 kg/231 lb
Artur Szpilka defeated Sergey Radchenko via R2 TKO (retirement)
Jakub Wiklacz defeated Bruno Santos via unanimous decision
Roman Szymanski defeated Valeriu Mircea via R1 TKO (retirement)
Michal Martinek defeated Filip Stawowy via unanimous decision
Donovan Desmae defeated Artur Sowinski via R2 submission (armbar)
Marc Doussis defeated Przemyslaw Dzwoniarek vis R2 submission (guillotine choke)