While you wait for UFC Fight Night 17 on Saturday night, you may want to get ready for the event by tuning into the KSW 57 event. That one begins at noon eastern on Saturday, with the event taking place in Poland. This is a jam-packed card, with no less than 3 title fights set to go. Let’s jump right in and make some picks so you set down your bets against their MMA odds.
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Antun Racic Vs Bruno Santos
A 5-round Bantamweight Title Fight is first, with current champion Antun Racic looking to defend his title. This will be the first defense of the title for Racic, who has a career mark of 24-8-1. This will be a tough one against Santos, who is 9-1 and on a 4-fight win streak. It would not be a surprise to see it go the distance, with Racic getting the win.
Marcin Krakowiak Vs Kacper Koziorzebski
The Middleweights are up next for what looks to be a very intriguing fight. Karkowiak is 9-3, but he has not been in the best form of late, losing 2 of his last 3 fights. He did win his last bout, though. Koziorzebski got off to a wobbly start to his pro career, going 2-2, but he has since won 5 straight. I think he makes it 6 in a row here.
Borys Mankowski Vs Artur Sowinski
It a Lightweight bout up next, featuring two fighters trying to find some consistency. Mankowski has bounced back from a 3-fight losing skid to win 2 in a row. Sowinski has also bounced back after a 2-4 run and has also won back-to-back fights. I see this one going the distance, with Mankowski getting the win.
Christian Eckerlin Vs Albert Odzimkowski
This looks like a very good fight between a pair of guys who flash some real power. Eckerlin has been on a hot streak, winning 5 in a row, but he looks to be up against it here, as this certainly feels like a step up in class. Odzimkowski is looking to bounce back from a loss in his last fight and I think he gets it with a KO win here.
Patrik Kincl Vs Tomasz Drwal
A pair of veteran fighters are up next in a Middleweight bout. Kincl is 22-9 and on a streak that has seen him win 3 in a row. 2 of those 3 wins came in the opening round. Drwal is 22-5-1 in his pro career and is on a run that has seen him win 6 of his last 7. I think Kincl has the slight edge in this one.
Abusupiyan Magomedov Vs Cezary Kesik
It’s another Middleweight bout next, with one of these fighters looking to maintain a perfect record. Magomedov is a solid veteran with a 23-4-1 record, including 5 wins and a draw in his last 7 fights. Kesik is a perfect 12-0 in his pro career, with none of his last 4 fights going beyond the 2nd round. More of the same here, as I like Kesik by KO.
Marian Ziolkowski Vs Roman Szymanski
The co-main event of the night is a title bout, with the fighters going after the vacant Lightweight title. Ziolkowski had a crack at the title in his last fight, losing to Mateusz Gamrot, but he gets another shot here. Szymanski is the winner of consecutive fights and 3 of his last 4, but I think he comes up a little short on Saturday.
Phil De Fries Vs Michal Kita
After an absolutely stacked card, we get to the headline event, a Heavyweight bout that sees De Fries try to defend his title for the 4th time. It’s not been all easy, as his last 2 fights have gone the distance, with the latest coming via split decision. Kita is 20-11-1 and comes into this fight on the heels of back-to-back wins. He will put up a good fight, but I think he loses via submission.