Friday, October 7, 2011

Turkey, Stuffing, and KSW 17 for Thanksgiving Next Month???

KSW will put on their seventeenth show on November 26. That will be just two days after Thanksgiving day here in the states. We'll all be full of turkey and other artery-clogging foods, and the Christmas shopping season will be in full swing. But this card from Poland's premiere mixed martial arts promotion should be enough to distract you from further clogging your bloodlines and spending more money you really don't have.

Mamed Khalidov vs. Paulo Filho says it all for this card. This main event bout between two top notch middleweights speaks for just how far the KSW promotion has come along in nearly eight years of promoting. We can expect fireworks from the top of the card with Khalidov still within range of Zuffa radar (still waiting on Strikeforce to sign this guy, can't quite figure out what the problem is), and Filho probably not far from a big stage signing himself.

The co-main event brings former Strongman Mariusz Pudzanowski seeking revenge for his last loss against James Thompson. Sokoudjou will defend the KSW 205lb. title, looking to defeat Jan Blachowicz for a second time, and former IFL Middleweight Champion Matt Horwich will make his Poland debut against Michal Materla.

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Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
KSW 17 - Konfrontacja
November 26, 2011
Atlas Arena,
Lodz, Poland

Mamed Khalidov vs. Paulo Filho
Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James Thompson

KSW Light Heavyweight Bout:
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Jan Błachowicz

Michał Materla vs. Matt Horwich
Antoni Chmielewski vs. James Zikic
Aslambek Saidov vs. Rafał Moks
Artur Sowiński vs. Maciej Jewtuszko

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