KSW Pula Area: Biggest European MMA Organization Looking to Host September Spectacle

Daniela Rogulj

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The leader of the Polish KSW, the strongest European MMA organization, visited Pula and the world-famous Pula Arena. A martial arts spectacle should take place in the Roman amphitheater at the beginning of September, which was revealed to Gol.hr by Martin Lewandowski. 

“I was here 20 years ago; my wife reminded me of that. When I saw Arena, I said it was my dream to bring KSW here. Then, honestly, I forgot. But my two associates came up with the idea.”

After months of negotiations, September 4, 2021, was confirmed as the date. 

“We want to spread the KSW brand here in Croatia and make an event every year. This place is unique. There used to be a gladiatorial arena, and I think fights have to happen here.”

KSW performances are viewed in more than 200 million households. It will be a new big promotion of Pula and Croatia.

“We have a great signal range, not just television but streaming. We are known for the quality of matches and production.”

Roberto Soldić and Antun Račić are already big stars of KSW, but Lewandowski wants to promote other Croatian fighters.

“I came here to establish a connection between Pula and KSW; if we succeed, we will come every year.”

Lewandowski even tried to persuade Nova TV expert co-commentator Zelgo Galešić to an exhibition fight.

“He is stubborn. He disagrees with me on that, but he wants to participate in the organization,” revealed the first man of KSW.

The host Zelg Galešić revealed how the cooperation came about.

“I presented the Arena to them before, which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful stages and the only true stage of martial arts. It would be a shame not to bring one MMA event here, especially at that level. Those stories have been going on for two years now, and because of the pandemic, they are now watching the open spaces. That’s how the Pula Arena came in as the perfect stage for that.” 

“It will tour all the front pages of all media in the world,” Galesic said.



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