Mixed Martial Arts

KSW 50 at The SSE Arena

KSW returns to London for a third time celebrating a huge KSW 50 milestone event with a selection of title fights on the Wembley bill.  Tickets are on sale.

By Jack Nevill

The big men take centre stage at KSW as Sunderland’s Phillip De Fries defends his heavyweight title against Damian Grabowski at The SSE Arena in London.

Big submission specialist De Fries bring his very healthy 18-6 record, 13 of those wins coming via submission, into his 3rd title defence against the Polish Grabowski, who is no slouch on the mat himself with 11 submission wins to his name.

De Fries had an unsuccessful run in the UFC, losing to 2-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former UFC and current Bellator heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione.  De Fries himself won his lone Bellator contest in 2017 and is unbeaten in KSW.  Neither man has tasted defeat in 2 years, and it promises to be a skilful and exciting contest.

De Fries v Grabowski headines a stacked card, with 5 fights announced and 3 more to be confirmed.  Briton Norman Parke is fighting for the KSW lightweight title, with the welterweight and light-heavyweight titles also being contested on the card too, making for a bumper night of high-level mixed martial arts in London.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.

Tickets on the day subject to availability.  Checking the KSW Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.

Travel tips: The closest tube station to The SSE Arena is Wembley Park which is in Zone 4 and on the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines.  It’s less than a 5//10 minute walk.  Upon exiting the station via the lift or stairs, pass under the tunnel onto Olympic Way.  When reaching Wembley Stadium (do not walk up the ramps) turn right.  Wembley Arena is situated across the road.  Car parking is also available.  See this venue guide for full travel options.