Interim Featherweight Title Fight Headlines KSW 80 in Poland

Robert Ruchala Photo credit: KSW

KSW 80 will see an interim lightweight champion on the line.

Promotion officials released the full card for the campaign in a press release distributed Wednesday. Undefeated Robert Ruchara (8-0) will face German veteran Lom-Ali Eskiyev (20-6) in the main event for the interim title.

Ruchala, who made his debut for KSW in 2020, has won five matches under the promotional banner so far. Most recently, he defeated UFC alumnus Damien Stasiak in a split decision win.

The KSW 80 has been a pro since 2019 and will mark Ruchala’s first attempt to win a major.

Esquiev lost his final bout by a close split decision, but had won five straight before that.

British UFC alum Tom Brees (15-4) takes on Poland’s Bartos Lesko (12-2-2) in the night’s co-main event. Brees is 1-1 so far at KSW and 3-1 since leaving the UFC in 2021.

KSW 80 is scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2023 in Rubin, Poland and will be broadcast internationally The following matches for this card have been declared:

Lom-Ali Eskiev vs. Robert Ruchala — KSW Interim Featherweight Champion
Tom Blaise vs. Bartos Lesco
Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Oumar Sy
Michal Michalski vs. George Kvelider
Emilia Czerwinska vs. Yasmin Guimarães
Wojciech Kazieczko vs. Danu Tarchila
Damian Piwowarczyk vs. Bartłomiej Gładkowicz
Kacper Koziorzebski vs. Borys Borkowski
Camille Skradek vs. Patrick Kroebuck
Mateusz Janur vs. Andi Vrtačić

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