Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki welterweight champion Roberto Soldic will move up to 185 pounds to face Michal Materla in the KSW 56 main event on Nov. 14. Watch KSW 56 Live TV.
The Polish promotion announced the matchup on Monday. KSW 56 takes place behind closed doors in Lodz, Poland and streams via online pay-per-view at
Soldic enters the matchup on a four-bout winning streak that began with him reclaiming the welterweight crown with a third-round KO of current UFC talent Dricus Du Plessis at KSW 45. Most recently, he outpointed Michael Peitzak in a catchweight affair at KSW 50 in September 2019.
Materla, who reigned as KSW’s middleweight champ from May 2012 to November 2015, is coming off a second-round stoppage of Aleksandar Ilic at KSW 55 on Oct. 10. The 36-year-old has bested the likes of Paulo Thiago, Rousimar Palhares, Tomasz Drwal, Kendall Grove and Damian Janikowski during his MMA career.
KSW welterweight king Roberto Soldic (17-3) will step up to middleweight to face former champion & KSW legend Michal Materla (29-7) in the main event of KSW 56 on November 14 in Lodz, Poland.
The announcement stunned KSW fans around the world. This contest, between two of the promotion’s top stars, was previously only talked about by fans when speaking about dream fights they’d love to see in the KSW arena. And now it is a reality.
Croatia’s Roberto Soldic is the reigning & defending KSW welterweight champion and has become one of the deadliest finishers in the whole sport with highlight-reel knockout after another. His list of victims includes Borys Mankowski, Dricus Du Plessis, and the previously undefeated Krystian Kaszubowski as well as a first-round one-punch demolition of Brazil’s Vinicius Bohrer. Now Soldic arguably faces his toughest test to date in the bigger and experienced Michal Materla.
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Soldic (Photo: KSW)
The Polish superstar has been a staple of the KSW roster since 2006 and has defeated some of the most recognisable names in the sport. Those names include Kendall Grove, Jay Silva, Tomasz Drwal, and, of course, his two back to back KO wins over Brazilian duo Rousimar Palhares & Paulo Thiago remain two of the most talked-about finishes in KSW history.
With thirty-eight stoppage victories between them, Soldic vs. Materla promises to be one of the most unmissable fights of the year. KSW 56 will be available to watch live around the world on and the KSW App.