Fight Exclusive Night returns to Wroclaw with a stacked FEN 42 fight card. The event will feature three championship bouts and also a number of K-1 fights. It will be headlined by a second title defence by Cezary Oleksiejczuk against Adrian Zieliński.
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Welterweight Title Fight
In the main event, the reigning FEN welterweight title holder Oleksiejczuk will defend his title against much more experienced, Adrian Zieliński. The 36-year-old will try to capture his second FEN championship gold as in the past, he was a featherweight champion. Oleksiejczuk has already had the first defence of the belt. In June he defeated Kamil Kraska.
Oleksiejczuk, a brother of UFC fighter Michał, has a 9 – 2 record. The veteran of the Polish regional MMA circuit currently rides a six-fight winning streak. He’s unbeaten in FEN and won the title by dethroning Ajgun Achmiedow back in November 2021. As mentioned before, he defended the belt successfully against Kraska at FEN 40.
Zieliński also made rounds on the Polish MMA scene prior to making his way to ACB. After quite an unsuccessful stint in the Russian promotion, he made his jump to FEN back in 2019. In his second fight in FEN, he grabbed a featherweight title by defeating Fabiano Silva. However, he lost it to his Babilon MMA counterpart, and future KSW title challenger, Daniel Rutkowski. Since then he bounced between wins and losses, finally finding his luck in the welterweight division. After winning two consecutive fights he secured himself a title shot against Oleksiejczuk.
New champions will be crowned
Both the FEN heavyweight and lightweight titles will be up for grabs. The heavyweight belt was vacated due to Oli Thompson’s losses outside of the promotion. The interim champion, Szymon Bajor completed his contract and signed a deal with PFL. Now KSW alumni Michał Andryszak and Eder de Souza will fight to determine the new kingpin of the division.
The lightweight gold was vacated due to former titleholder, Mateusz Rębecki signing the UFC contract after a stellar performance at Dana White’s Contender Series. The winner of Łukasz Charzewski vs. Anatoliy Zhurakivskiy will become the new champion.
The additional attraction is the face-off between FEN boss, Paweł Jóźwiak and longtime multisport fighter, Marcin Najman. For years, the two of them were trading verbal barbs over the internet and finally decided to settle the feud. Their fight will take place next weekend at WOTORE 6 under the vale tudo rules.
FEN 42 results:
Main Card – iPPV (FENMAM.tv) – 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT
Cezary Oleksiejczuk def. Adrian Zieliński via TKO (Punches), Round 1 and defended the FEN welterweight title
Michał Andryszak def. Eder de Souza via TKO (Punches), Round 1 and became the FEN heavyweight champion
Łukasz Charzewski def. Anatoliy Zhurakivskiy via Unanimous Decision and became the FEN lightweight champion
Mansur Abdurzakov def. Szymon Dusza via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 3
Kamil Wojciechowski def. Łukasz Olech via Majority Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 29 – 28)
Dawid Kareciński def. Maciej Kaliciński via Unanimous Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 29 – 28)
K-1 rules match: Rafał Dudek def. Denis Dąbkowski via Unanimous Decision
K-1 rules match: Paweł Józefowicz def. Mateusz Siudak via Knockout (Kicks and knee to the body), Round 2
Preliminary Card – YouTube – 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT
Bartłomiej Dragański def. Tomasz Ostrowski via Submission (Armbar), Round 1
Oskar Stachura def. Radosław Czajka via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1