Two undefeated contenders will go head to head in Lodz, Poland as KSW kicks off its 2021 calendar.
KSW 58 will see the promotional debut of former Bellator and “The Ultimate Fighter” athlete Uros Jurisic, who is set to take on Shamil Musaev in a welterweight clash in Lodz, Poland.
Jurisic (11-0) featured in Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” as part of American Top Team’s lineup, but lost out to The Blackzilians’ Luiz Firmino on the show. But, with TUF matchups run as exhibition bouts, the Slovenian’s professional record remained unblemished.
Since his appearance on TUF, Jurisic has gone on to win six in a row, with five coming via first-round finish. Most recently, Jurisic submitted England’s Walter Gahadza via first-round rear-naked choke at Bellator 247, but became a free agent in 2020 and signed for KSW in early-January 2021.
He’ll take on a fellow undefeated talent when he faces Russia’s Shamil Musaev, who is moving up to 170 pounds after registering back-to-back first-round knockouts in his previous two KSW appearances.
Musaev (14-0) finished Hubert Szymajda via first-round TKO at KSW 48 in April 2019, then followed up with a spinning back first knockout of Grzegorz Szulakowski at KSW 52 in December 2019. Now, after a year away from the cage, Musaev is moving up to welterweight to face Jurisic, with both men putting their unbeaten records on the line.
The main event will feature Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Szymon Kolecki (8-1) take on German veteran Martin Zawada (29-15-1), while the KSW featherweight title is on the line in the co-main event, as French champion Salahdine Parnasse (14-0-1) looks to defend his title against Brazilian Daniel Torres (11-4).
KSW 58 takes place Saturday, Jan. 30 at an undisclosed location in Lodz, Poland. The event streams live on KSWTV.com
Confirmed fights for KSW 58 include:
- Szymon Kolecki vs. Martin Zawada
- Salahdine Parnasse vs. Daniel Torres – for featherweight title
- Uros Jurisic vs. Shamil Musaev
- Francisco Albano Barrio vs. Bartlomiej Kopera