KSW 69: Croatia’s Sara Luzar Smajić Returns this Saturday

Daniela Rogulj

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Hailing from Zagreb and training out of the UFD Gym in Germany, Smajić made a successful start to her KSW career with a unanimous decision win over Spain’s Aitana Alvarez at KSW 63 last September. The 26-year-old is now aiming to build upon this win and make a push toward the vacant KSW women’s flyweight title.


However, looking to halt those plans is the in-form Natalia Baczyńska. Making her KSW debut, ‘Baka’ comes into the promotion on a six-fight win-streak and is fully motivated to make an immediate impact in the division.

The main event of KSW 69 will see Sebastian Przybysz (9-2) defend his KSW bantamweight title against Brazil’s Werlleson Martins (16-4) while two top Polish middleweights clash in the co-main event as former UFC fighter Pawel Pawak (19-4-1) faces Cezary Kęsik (13-1).

Elsewhere on the card, two of Europe’s top undefeated prospects Robert Ruchala (6-0) and Michele Baiano (7-0) meet and we will see a collision between heavy hitters Maciej Kazieczko (7-2) and Wilson Varela (6-2).


KSW 69 Fight Card
Live on www.KSWTV.com

Main Event
KSW Bantamweight Title
Champion Sebastian Przybysz (9-2) vs. Werlleson Martins (16-4)

Co-Main Event
Pawel Pawak (19-4-1) vs. Cezary Kęsik (13-1)

68kg/150 lb Catchweight
Robert Ruchała (6-0) vs. Michele Baiano (7-0)

Sara Luzar Smajić (3-1) vs. Natalia Baczyńska (6-1)

Maciej Kazieczko (7-2) vs. Wilon Varela (6-2)

Artur Szczepaniak (7-1) vs. Jivko Stoimenov (13-4)

Paweł Polityło (6-3) vs. Patryk Chrobak (3-1)

Featherweight – First Fight
Wojciech Kazieczko (1-0) vs. Luboš Lesák (2-0)

Event Start: 7pm CET/6pm BST/1pm ET

KSW, or Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, is the premier mixed martial arts organization in Poland and one of the leading MMA organizations in Europe, founded back in 2004. Many KSW fighters have signed on to globally known promotions such as the UFC, making the organization an admirable stepping stone to the world’s biggest stage. 

More on www.KSWTV.com.

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