Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
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SportMixed martial arts promotion
Founded2004; 19 years ago (2004)
FounderMartin Lewandowski
Maciej Kawulski
Owner(s)Private
CountryPoland
HeadquartersWarszawa
Official websitewww.kswmma.com

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (English: Martial Arts Confrontation) better known by its initials KSW, is widely considered to be the premiere mixed martial arts organization in Poland[1] and one of the leading in Europe.

History

The ring at KSW 14.

Martin Lewandowski had been the manager of the Hotel Marriott in Warsaw when he met Maciej Kawulski in 2002. Kawulski was organizing one of the biggest sports expos in Poland at that time, and as both businessmen come from martial arts backgrounds, they quickly found a common subject. Eighteen months later the first KSW show was born.[2]

The promotion is famed for its four and eight-man tournaments, which until KSW X - Dekalog took place over the period of one night,[3] but since KSW XI they are split, with the tournament final taking place on the next event. KSW XV is the first event without a new tournament, only with extra fights and finals from previous tournaments.

Different from other bigger promotions such as the UFC, KSW adopted the strategy of having events that are less frequent but bigger, focusing on creating big shows with stacked cards and with great spectacle.[4] In 2017, KSW 39: Colosseum beat the record for the largest live attendance to a MMA event in Europe, and second-largest in history with 57,776 fans, only after the Pride Shockwave in 2002 and ahead of UFC 193.[5][6]

Several fighters who have been successful in KSW have signed on to more well known promotions such as the UFC. KSW has its own fight team, the KSW Team, which consists of some of the promotion's elite fighters, such as Mamed Khalidov, Jan Błachowicz, Krzysztof Kulak, Łukasz Jurkowski or Antoni Chmielewski. KSW co-operates with many other promotions in Europe by exchanging fighters, for example WFC and The Cage. KSW runs the majority of its shows live on a variety of TV networks (Polsat Sport, Polsat Sport Extra) throughout Europe. Since KSW XI, the promotion runs its shows live on nationally available at private free-to-air television network Polsat.

The KSW ring announcer is Waldemar Kasta, a former rapper born in Wrocław.

Roster

Main article: List of current KSW fighters

Rankings

The rankings for the KSW's fighters are both recorded and updated when information has been obtained from the KSW's website.[7]

KSW MMA rankings
Rank Heavyweight Light heavyweight Middleweight Welterweight
C England Phil De Fries Turkey Ibragim Chuzhigaev Poland Paweł Pawlak Poland Adrian Bartosiński
1 Serbia Darko Stošić Croatia Ivan Erslan Poland Mamed Khalidov Poland Andrzej Grzebyk
2 GermanyBrazil Ricardo Prasel France Oumar Sy Poland Tomasz Romanowski PolandBelgium Artur Szczepaniak
3 Czech Republic Michal Martínek Ukraine Bohdan Gnidko England Tom Breese Poland Igor Michaliszyn
4 Poland Szymon Bajor Brazil Kleber Silva Increase +1 England Scott Askham Netherlands Brian Hooi
5 Poland Filip Stawowy Brazil Henrique da Silva Decrease −1 Poland Michał Materla Poland Marcin Krakowiak Increase +2
6 Slovakia Štefan Vojčák Poland Rafał Kijańczuk Poland Damian Janikowski Poland Michał Pietrzak Decrease −1
7 Poland Artur Szpilka Poland Damian Piwowarczyk Poland Radosław Paczuski Norway Emil Weber Meek Decrease −1
8 Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski Poland Łukasz Sudolski Poland Bartosz Leśko NigeriaRepublic of Ireland Henry Fadipe
Rank Lightweight Featherweight Bantamweight Women's Strawweight/Flyweight
C France Salahdine Parnasse France Salahdine Parnasse Poland Jakub Wikłacz
1 Poland Marian Ziółkowski Poland (IC) Robert Ruchała Poland Sebastian Przybysz
2 Moldova Valeriu Mircea Poland Daniel Rutkowski Georgia (country) Zuriko Jojua
3 Poland Roman Szymański Germany Lom-Ali Eskiev Brazil Werlleson Martins
4 Georgia (country) Raul Tutarauli Poland Dawid Śmiełowski Czech Republic Filip Macek
5 Belgium Donovan Desmae Poland Damian Stasiak Poland Kamil Szkaradek Increase +3
6 Poland Borys Mańkowski Poland Patryk Kaczmarczyk Increase +1 Poland Patryk Surdyn Decrease −1
7 Czech Republic Leo Brichta Poland Adam Soldaev Decrease −1 Brazil Gustavo Oliveira Decrease −1
8 Poland Maciej Kazieczko Moldova Daniel Tărchilă Brazil Bruno Augusto dos Santos Decrease −1

List of KSW events

No. Event Date Venue Location
91 XTB KSW 85: Parnasse vs. Ruchała August 19, 2023 Amfiteatr Parku Strzeleckiego Poland Nowy Sacz, Poland
90 KSW 84: De Fries vs. Bajor July 15, 2023 Gdynia Arena Poland Gdynia, Poland
89 XTB KSW 83: Colosseum 2 June 3, 2023 PGE Narodowy Poland Warsaw, Poland
88 KSW 82: Hooi vs. Grzebyk May 13, 2023 ATM Studio Poland Warsaw, Poland
87 KSW 81: Bartosinski vs. Szczepaniak April 22, 2023 Ice Arena Tomaszów Mazowiecki Poland Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
86 KSW 80: Ruchala vs. Eskiev March 17, 2023 Hala RCS Sport Poland Lubin, Poland
85 KSW 79: De Fries vs. Duffee February 25, 2023 Home Credit Arena Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic
84 KSW 78: Materla vs. Grove 2 January 28, 2023 Netto Arena Poland Szczecin, Poland
83 KSW 77: Khalidov vs. Pudzianowski December 17, 2022 Gliwice Arena Poland Gliwice, Poland
82 KSW 76: Parnasse vs. Rajewski November 12, 2022 Sports and Entertainment Hall Poland Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland
81 KSW 75: Stasiak vs. Ruchala October 14, 2022 Amfiteatr Parku Strzeleckiego Poland Nowy Sacz, Poland
80 KSW 74: De Fries vs. Prasel September 10, 2022 Arena Ostrów Poland Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
79 KSW 73: Wrzosek vs. Sarara August 20, 2022 Arena COS Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
78 KSW 72: Romanowski vs. Grzebyk July 23, 2022 Kadzielnia Amphitheater Poland Kielce, Poland
77 KSW 71: Ziolkowski vs. Rajewski June 18, 2022 Arena Toruń Poland Toruń, Poland
76 KSW 70: Pudzianowski vs. Materla May 28, 2022 Atlas Arena Poland Lodz, Poland
75 KSW 69: Przybysz vs. Martins April 23, 2022 ATM Studio Poland Warsaw, Poland
74 KSW 68: Parnasse vs. Rutkowski March 19, 2022 Radom Sports Center Poland Radom, Poland
73 KSW 67: De Fries vs. Stošić February 26, 2022 Global EXPO Poland Warsaw, Poland
72 KSW 66: Ziolkowski vs. Mankowski January 15, 2022 Netto Arena Poland Szczecin, Poland
71 KSW 65: Khalidov vs. Soldic December 18, 2021 Arena Gliwice Poland Gliwice, Poland
70 KSW 64: Przybysz vs. Santos October 23, 2021 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
69 KSW 63: Crime of The Century September 4, 2021 ATM studio Poland Warsaw, Poland
68 KSW 62: Kołecki vs. Szostak July 17, 2021
67 KSW 61: To Fight or Not To Fight June 5, 2021 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
66 KSW 60: De Fries vs. Narkun 2 April 24, 2021 Wytwórnia Club Poland Łódź, Poland
65 KSW 59: Fight Code March 20, 2021
64 KSW 58: Parnasse vs. Torres January 30, 2021
63 KSW 57: De Fries vs. Kita December 19, 2020
62 KSW 56: Materla vs. Soldić November 14, 2020
61 KSW 55: Askham vs. Khalidov 2 October 10, 2020
60 KSW 54: Gamrot vs. Ziółkowski August 29, 2020 Global EXPO Poland Warsaw, Poland
59 KSW 53: Reborn July 11, 2020 ATM studio
58 KSW 52: Race December 7, 2019 Gliwice Arena Poland Gliwice, Poland
57 KSW 51: Croatia November 9, 2019 Arena Zagreb Croatia Zagreb, Croatia
56 KSW 50: London September 14, 2019 Wembley Arena England London, England
55 KSW 49: Soldić vs. Kaszubowski May 18, 2019 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
54 KSW 48: Szymański vs. Parnasse April 27, 2019 Globus Hall Poland Lublin, Poland
53 KSW 47: The X-Warriors March 23, 2019 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
52 KSW 46: Narkun vs. Khalidov 2 December 1, 2018 Gliwice Arena Poland Gliwice, Poland
51 KSW 45: The Return to Wembley October 6, 2018 Wembley Arena England London, England
50 KSW 44: The Game June 9, 2018 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
49 KSW 43: Soldić vs. Du Plessis April 14, 2018 Centennial Hall Poland Wrocław, Poland
48 KSW 42: Khalidov vs. Narkun March 3, 2018 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
47 KSW 41: Mankowski vs. Soldić December 23, 2017 Spodek Poland Katowice, Poland
46 KSW 40: Dublin October 22, 2017 3Arena Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
45 KSW 39: Colosseum May 27, 2017 The PGE Narodowy Poland Warsaw, Poland
44 KSW 38: Live in Studio April 7, 2017 Studio Apricor Poland Sękocin Nowy, Poland
43 KSW 37: Circus of Pain December 3, 2016 Tauron Arena Poland Kraków, Poland
42 KSW 36: Trzy Korony October 1, 2016 Hala CRS Poland Zielona Góra, Poland
41 KSW 35: Khalidov vs. Karaoglu May 27, 2016 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
40 KSW 34: New Order March 5, 2016 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
39 KSW 33: Khalidov vs. Materla November 28, 2015 Tauron Arena Poland Kraków, Poland
38 KSW 32: Road to Wembley October 31, 2015 Wembley Arena England London, England
37 KSW 31: Materla vs. Drwal May 23, 2015 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
36 KSW 30: Genesis February 21, 2015 HWS Arena Poland Poznań, Poland
35 KSW 29: Reload December 6, 2014 Kraków Arena Poland Kraków, Poland
34 KSW 28: Fighters Den October 4, 2014 Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa Poland Szczecin, Poland
33 KSW 27: Cage Time May 17, 2014 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
32 KSW 26: Materla vs. Silva 3 March 22, 2014 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
31 KSW 25: Khalidov vs. Sakurai December 8, 2013 Wrocław Centennial Hall Poland Wrocław, Poland
30 KSW 24: Clash of the Giants September 28, 2013 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
29 KSW 23: Khalidov vs. Manhoef June 8, 2013 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
28 KSW 22: Pride Time March 16, 2013 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
27 KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation December 1, 2012
26 KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies September 15, 2012 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
25 KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp May 12, 2012 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
24 KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy February 25, 2012 Orlen Arena Poland Plock, Poland
23 KSW 17: Revenge November 26, 2011 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
22 KSW 16: Khalidov vs. Lindland May 21, 2011 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
21 KSW 15: Contemporary Gladiators March 19, 2011 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
20 KSW Extra 2 January 29, 2011 Hala MOSiR Poland Ełk, Poland
19 KSW Fight Club October 9, 2010 Ryn Castle Poland Ryn, Poland
18 KSW 14: Judgment Day September 18, 2010 Atlas Arena Poland Łódź, Poland
17 KSW 13: Kumite May 7, 2010 Spodek Poland Katowice, Poland
16 KSW Elimination 3 April 1, 2010 CWKS Legia Boxing Club Poland Warsaw, Poland
15 KSW 12: Pudzianowski vs. Najman December 11, 2009 Hala Torwar
14 KSW 11: Khalidov vs. Acacio May 15, 2009
13 KSW 10: Dekalog December 12, 2008
12 KSW Extra September 13, 2008 Hala Centrum Poland Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland
11 KSW IX: Konfrontacja May 9, 2008 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
10 KSW Elimination 2 March 29, 2008 Hala Stulecia Poland Wrocław, Poland
9 KSW VIII: Konfrontacja November 10, 2007 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
8 KSW Elimination 1 September 15, 2007 Hala Orbita Poland Wrocław, Poland
7 KSW VII: Konfrontacja June 2, 2007 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland
6 KSW VI: Konfrontacja October 14, 2006
5 KSW V: Konfrontacja June 3, 2006 Hotel Marriott
4 KSW IV: Konfrontacja September 10, 2005
3 KSW III: Konfrontacja January 15, 2005
2 KSW II: Konfrontacja October 7, 2004
1 KSW I: Konfrontacja February 27, 2004

List of KSW events:

Current champions

Men's divisions

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight 120 kg (264.6 lb; 18.9 st) England Phil De Fries April 14, 2018 (KSW 43) 9
Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205.0 lb; 14.6 st) Turkey Ibragim Chuzhigaev January 15, 2022 (KSW 66) 2
Middleweight 84 kg (185.2 lb; 13.2 st) Poland Paweł Pawlak June 3, 2023 (KSW 83: Colosseum 2) 0
Welterweight 77 kg (169.8 lb; 12.1 st) Poland Adrian Bartosiński April 22, 2023 (KSW 81) 0
Lightweight 70 kg (154.3 lb; 11.0 st) France Salahdine Parnasse June 3, 2023 (KSW 83: Colosseum 2) 0
Featherweight 66 kg (145.5 lb; 10.4 st) France Salahdine Parnasse December 18, 2021 (KSW 65) 2
Bantamweight 61 kg (134.5 lb; 9.6 st) Poland Jakub Wikłacz December 17, 2022 (KSW 77) 0

Women's divisions

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Flyweight 57 kg (125.7 lb; 9.0 st) Vacant September 23, 2018
Strawweight 52 kg (114.6 lb; 8.2 st) Vacant September 21, 2015

Championship history

Heavyweight championship

120 kg (264.6 lb; 18.9 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current England Phil De Fries
def. Michal Andryszak
KSW 43
Poland Wrocław, Poland
April 14, 2018 1. def. Karol Bedorf at KSW 45 on Oct 6, 2018 in London, England
2. def. Tomasz Narkun at KSW 47 on Mar 23, 2019 in Łódź, Poland
3. def. Luis Henrique at KSW 50 on September 14, 2019 in London, England
4. def. Michał Kita at KSW 57 on December 19, 2020 in Łódź, Poland
5. def. Tomasz Narkun at KSW 60 on April 24, 2021 in Łódź, Poland
6. def. Darko Stošić at KSW 67 on February 26, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland
7. def. Ricardo Prasel at KSW 74 on September 10, 2022 in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
8. def. Todd Duffee at KSW 79 on February 25, 2023 in Liberec, Czech Republic
9. def. Szymon Bajor at KSW 84 on July 15, 2023 in Gdynia, Poland
Title vacated after Rozalski announced his return to kickboxing.[8]
3 Poland Marcin Rozalski KSW 39
Poland Warsaw, Poland
May 27, 2017
2 Brazil Fernando Rodrigues Jr. KSW 37
Poland Kraków, Poland
December 3, 2016
1 Poland Karol Bedorf
def. Pawel Nastula
KSW 24
Poland Łódź, Poland
September 28, 2013 1. def. Rolles Gracie at KSW 28 on Oct 4, 2014 in Szczecin, Poland
2. def. Michał Kita at KSW 33 on November 28, 2015 in Kraków, Poland
3. def. James McSweeney at KSW 34 on March 5, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

Light heavyweight championship

93 kg (205.0 lb; 14.6 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Turkey Ibragim Chuzhigaev KSW 66
Poland Szczecin, Poland
January 15, 2022 1. def. Ivan Erslan at KSW 77 on December 17, 2022 in Gliwice, Poland
2. def. Bohdan Gdnidko at KSW 85 on August 19, 2023 in Nowy Sącz, Poland
5 Poland Tomasz Narkun KSW 32
England London, England
October 31, 2015 1. def. Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira at KSW 34 on March 5, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland
2. def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at KSW 36 on October 1, 2016 in Zielona Gora, Poland
3. def. Marcin Wojcik at KSW 39 on May 27, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland
4. def. Przemyslaw Mysiala at KSW 50 on September 14, 2019 in London, England
5. def. Ivan Erslan at KSW 56 on November 14, 2020 in Łódź, Poland
4 Croatia Goran Reljić
def. Attila Végh
KSW 31
Poland Gdańsk, Poland
May 23, 2015
Title vacated after Błachowicz left KSW for UFC.[9]
3 Poland Jan Błachowicz KSW 17
Poland Łódź, Poland
November 26, 2011 1. def. Houston Alexander at KSW 20 on Sep 15, 2012 in Gdańsk, Poland
2. def. Goran Reljic at KSW 22 on March 16, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland
2 Cameroon Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
def. Jan Błachowicz
KSW 15
Poland Warsaw, Poland
March 19, 2011
Title vacated after Khalidov moved down to middleweight.
1 Poland Mamed Khalidov
def. Daniel Acacio
KSW 11
Poland Warsaw, Poland
May 15, 2009 1. drew with Ryuta Sakurai at KSW 13 on May 7, 2010 in Katowice, Poland

Middleweight championship

84 kg (185.2 lb; 13.2 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
7 Poland Paweł Pawlak
def. Tomasz Romanowski
XTB KSW 83
Poland Warsaw, Poland
June 3, 2023
Soldić vacated the title when he signed for the ONE Championship.[10]
6 Croatia Roberto Soldić KSW 65
Poland Gliwice, Poland
December 18, 2021
5 Poland Mamed Khalidov (2)
KSW 55
Poland Łódź, Poland
October 10, 2020
4 England Scott Askham
def. Michał Materla
KSW 49
Poland Sopot, Poland
May 18, 2019
Khalidov vacated the title in order to pursue a rematch against KSW Light Heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun.[11]
3 Poland Mamed Khalidov
KSW 33
Poland Kraków, Poland
November 28, 2015 1. def. Aziz Karaoglu at KSW 35 on May 27, 2016 in Sopot, Poland
2 Poland Michał Materla
def. Jay Silva
KSW 19
Poland Łódź, Poland
May 12, 2012 1. def. Rodney Wallace at KSW 21 on Dec 1, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland
2. def. Kendall Grove at KSW 23 on June 8, 2013 in Gdańsk, Poland
3. def. Jay Silva at KSW 26 on March 22, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland
4. def. Tomasz Drwal at KSW 31 on May 23, 2015 in Gdańsk, Poland
Title vacated after Kułak was unable to defend the title due to injury.
1 Poland Krzysztof Kułak
def. Vitor Nobrega
KSW 13
Poland Katowice, Poland
May 7, 2010

Welterweight championship

77 kg (169.8 lb; 12.1 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Poland Adrian Bartosiński
def. Artur Szczepaniak
KSW 81
Poland Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
April 22, 2023
Soldić vacated the title when he signed for the ONE Championship.[10]
5 Croatia Roberto Soldić (2) KSW 45
England London, England
October 6, 2018 1. def. Krystian Kaszubowski at KSW 49 on May 18, 2019 in Sopot, Poland
2. def. Patrik Kincl at KSW 63 on September 4, 2021 in Warszawa, Poland
4 South Africa Dricus du Plessis KSW 43
Poland Gdańsk, Poland
April 14, 2018
3 Croatia Roberto Soldić KSW 41
Poland Katowice, Poland
December 23, 2017
2 Poland Borys Mańkowski KSW 27
Poland Gdańsk, Poland
May 17, 2014 1. def. David Zawada at KSW 29 on December 6, 2014 in Kraków, Poland
2. def. Mohsen Bahari at KSW 30 on February 21, 2015 in Poznań, Poland
3. def. Jesse Taylor at KSW 32 on October 31, 2015 in London, England
4. def. John Maguire at KSW 37 on December 3, 2016 in Kraków, Poland
1 Russia Aslambek Saidov
def. Borys Mańkowski
KSW 21
Poland Warsaw, Poland
December 1, 2012 1. def. Daniel Acacio at KSW 25 on December 8, 2013 in Wrocław, Poland

Lightweight championship

70 kg (154.3 lb; 11.0 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current France Salahdine Parnasse
promoted to undisputed champion
June 3, 2023
Marian Ziółkowski vacated the title due to continuous inactivity and an injury minutes before his fight against Salahdine Parnasse at XTB KSW 83.[12]
Interim France Salahdine Parnasse
def. Sebastian Rajewski
KSW 76
Poland Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland
November 12, 2022
3 Poland Marian Ziółkowski
def. Roman Szymański
KSW 57
Poland Łódź, Poland
December 19, 2020 1. def. Maciej Kazieczko at KSW 60 on April 24, 2021 in Łódź, Poland
2. def. Borys Mańkowski at KSW 66 on January 15, 2022 in Szczecin, Poland
3. def. Sebastian Rajewski at KSW 71 on June 18, 2022 in Toruń, Poland
Gamrot vacated the title when he signed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[13]
Originally scheduled as a title unification bout, Mateusz Gamrot defeated interim champion Norman Parke on July 11, 2020 in a non-title bout due to Parke missing weight. Interim title was vacated at this time.
Interim Northern Ireland Norman Parke
def. Marcin Wrzosek
KSW 50
England London, England
September 14, 2019
2 Poland Mateusz Gamrot
def. Mansour Barnaoui
KSW 35
Poland Sopot, Poland
May 27, 2016 1. def. Renato Gomes at KSW 36 on October 1, 2016 in Zielona Gora, Poland
2. def. Norman Parke at KSW 39 on May 27, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland
3. def. Grzegorz Szulakowski at KSW 42 on March 3, 2018 in Łódź, Poland
4. def. Marian Ziółkowski at KSW 54 on August 29, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland
Jewtuszko vacated the title when he pulled out of a title fight due to an injury and moved up to compete in the Welterweight division.
1 Poland Maciej Jewtuszko
def. Artur Sowiński
KSW 21
Poland Warsaw, Poland
December 1, 2012

Featherweight championship

66 kg (145.5 lb; 10.4 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Interim Poland Robert Ruchała
def. Lom-Ali Eskiev
KSW 80
Poland Lublin, Poland
March 17, 2023
Current France Salahdine Parnasse (2)
def. Daniel Torres
KSW 65
Poland Gliwice, Poland
December 18, 2021 1. def. Daniel Rutkowski at KSW 68 on March 19, 2022 in Radom, Poland
2. def. interim champion Robert Ruchała at KSW 85 on August 19, 2023 in Nowy Sącz, Poland
Daniel Torres stripped of the title due to missed weight.
6 Brazil Daniel Torres KSW 58
Poland Łódź, Poland
January 30, 2021
5 France Salahdine Parnasse
promoted to undisputed champion
1. def. Ivan Buchinger at KSW 52 on December 7, 2019 in Gliwice, Poland
Gamrot vacated the belt to focus on the Lightweight division. The interim champion Salahdine Parnasse became the new champion.[14]
Interim France Salahdine Parnasse
def. Roman Szymanski
KSW 48
Poland Lublin, Poland
April 27, 2019
4 Poland Mateusz Gamrot
def. Kleber Koike Erbst
KSW 46
Poland Gliwice, Poland
December 1, 2018
Kleber Koike Erbst stripped of the title due to missed weight.[15]
3 Japan Kleber Koike Erbst KSW 39
Poland Warsaw, Poland
May 27, 2017
2 Poland Marcin Wrzosek KSW 37
Poland Kraków, Poland
December 3, 2016
1 Poland Artur Sowiński
def. Kleber Koike Erbst
KSW 33
Poland Kraków, Poland
November 28, 2015 1. def. Fabiano Silva da Conceicao at KSW 34 on March 5, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

Bantamweight championship

61 kg (134.5 lb; 9.6 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Current Poland Jakub Wikłacz KSW 77
Poland Gliwice, Poland
December 17, 2022
2 Poland Sebastian Przybysz KSW 59
Poland Łódź, Poland
March 20, 2021 1. def. Bruno dos Santos at KSW 64 on October 23, 2021 in Łódź, Poland
2. def. Werlleson Martins at KSW 69 on April 23, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland
1 Croatia Antun Račić
def. Damian Stasiak
KSW 51
Croatia Zagreb, Croatia
November 9, 2019 1. def. Bruno dos Santos at KSW 57 on December 19, 2020 in Łódź, Poland

Women's flyweight championship

57 kg (125.7 lb; 9.0 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Lipski vacated the title when she signed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[16]
1 Brazil Ariane Lipski
def. Diana Belbiţă
KSW 39
Poland Warsaw, Poland
May 27, 2017 1. def. Mariana Morais at KSW 40 on October 22, 2017, in Dublin, Ireland
2. def. Silvana Gómez Juárez at KSW 42 on March 3, 2018, in Łódź, Poland

Women's strawweight championship

52 kg (114.6 lb; 8.2 st)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
Kowalkiewicz vacated the title when she signed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
1 Poland Karolina Kowalkiewicz
def. Marta Chojnoska
KSW 23
Poland Gdańsk, Poland
June 8, 2013 1. def. Jasminka Cive at KSW 27 on May 17, 2014, in Gdańsk, Poland

KSW fighters

Notable fighters

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