Taking place in Łódź, Poland, KSW 57 will serve as their final show of 2020. The eight-fight card will culminate into a clash for the KSW middleweight title. Going down Dec. 19, Phillip de Fries looks to cement his elite status with a fourth consecutive title defense. Facing the champion, Michał Kita looked very impressive in his last showing inside the Polish promotion. Not to mention the card is packed with tons of great fights. Like the highly touted German, Abusupiyan Magomedov, taking on the undefeated Cezary Kęsik. Also, another pair of middleweights throw down, as Patrik Kincl and Tomasz Drwal handle their business, and so much more!
With the intention of parlaying his success back at KSW 54, Kita (20-11-1) certainly won’t waste time considering his last two bouts ended by strikes in the first round. Since the match-up has been on the champion’s radar for a while, let’s break down what each athlete brings to the table come fight night.
KSW 57: De Fries vs. Kita – Breakdown
While Kita enters the bout with some physical disadvantages, his power is the great eraser. Prior to Kita’s last couple bouts, the product training out of the MMAsakra Gym mostly was picking up decisions or losing them. After his loss to Ednaldo Oliveira at Babilon MMA 9, the Poland born athlete learned a valuable lesson. A credit to his evolution at an older age, Kita destroyed his last two opponents with strikes in the first round. Without a doubt, the champion will need to be cautious against his challenger at KSW 57.
Eying his fourth consecutive title defense, the champion’s reach and height could factor into the contest. The champion is on a six-fight win streak which illustrates his well-roundedness. Dangerous standing and on the ground, De Fries (18-6) is always sharp in the first round. This stands to reason that the bout will be action-packed considering both athletes have a knack for starting fast. In addition, Kita has an effective wrestling base, adding to the laundry list of techniques the champion will have to pull from his repertoire. One lingering question resurfacing is the mental issues that haunted De Fries before his epic title run.
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