The Polish Powerhouse of Combat Sports
Enjoy and bet on hard hitting KSW MMA action with Ohmbet. It is a leading combat sports outfit in Poland, where the likes of Jan Blachowicz and Karolina Kowalkiewicz are from.
What is KSW?
KSW, the abbreviated term for Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, is one of leading mixed martial arts organisations in Europe, and is the biggest in Poland. Similar to many of its contemporaries, their early events featured a one-night, four- and/or eight-man tournaments.
The promotion started in 2004, when a former Warsaw hotel manager, Martin Lewandowski, met sports organiser, Maciej Kawulski, a couple of years back. The two quickly hit it off, considering — aside from their day jobs in business at the time — they’re both martial arts enthusiasts.
From there, the rest was history, as a handful of years later, KSW went on to become, as stated earlier, the most significant combat sports promotion in Poland, and one of the premier MMA outfits in the continent.
Today, many consider it to be at the forefront of European MMA, where high-level fighters strut their stuff against the best of the best in the country, the continent, and — little by little — the rest of the world. Many fans also get in on the action by religiously following the cards and participating in KSW bet.
Who are the
A lot of notable names in mainstream MMA have traced their roots in the organisation. As a matter of fact, the promotion has its own fight team, aptly named the KSW Team.
The stable boasts perennial contenders such as Mamed Khalidov, Krzysztof Kulak, Antoni Chmielewski, and Lukasz Jurkowski. But without a shadow of a doubt, the best, most popular fighter to come out of the Team is Jan Blachowicz.
Other noteworthy names include former women’s strawweight champion Karolina Kowalkiewicz and former women’s flyweight champion Ariane Lipski, both of whom vacated their respective belts after signing with a different promotion.
As for the current titleholders, fighters such as heavyweight Phil de Fries and light heavyweight Tomasz Narkun, are arguably the first two that come to mind. They also have local household names such as Michal Materia, Borys Mankowski, and Mateusz Gamrot, all of whom enjoyed long and remarkable reigns at middleweight, welterweight, and lightweight.
In hindsight, a lot of fighters have gone on to either continuously build the Polish MMA scene or carved a name for themselves and put their country in the global MMA map. A significant amount of hardcore fans — in Europe especially — have been getting in a piece of the action of KSW bets; and many are sure to follow suit.
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How to Participate in
Of course, the whole KSW MMA viewing experience wouldn’t be complete without the idea of fans getting in on the action by putting their money where their mouths are. As it stands, it’s already exciting to watch hard-hitting Polish MMA action, but participating on KSW bets takes it on a whole new level.
The experience of a KSW bet is as simple as they come, as all fans have to do is study the fighters, the fights, and all the numbers behind it, which is why it’s of utmost importance to not just watch, but also do a lot of research. When everything’s said and done, it really helps to know and prepare for upcoming events and fight cards.
Just like betting on other MMA promotions’ cards, like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Ohmbet sheds a spotlight on the importance of understanding a particular organisation’s calendar of events, as well as exploring all the different possibilities and outcomes. On their UFC calendar page, the sports betting website teaches their patrons the value of learning the basics and preparing ahead of time before engaging in something as advanced as prop bets, which is a type of gamble made with regard to the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event not impacting its final result.
Undeniably, a KSW bet is one sure-fire way for fans to get to know their fighters and fight cards even better, ultimately amping up the overall experience.
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How to Watch
in the UK?
KSW primarily holds its bouts in its home country of Poland, however, there have been close to a handful of fight cards around Europe. Aside from Ireland and Croatia, the group has also organised successful events in the United Kingdom.
Back on October 31, 2015, the Polish-based MMA outfit held its first-ever card outside home soil, specifically in the famed Wembley Arena in beautiful London, England. Dubbed KSW 32: Road to Wembley, the card saw the likes of the aforementioned Tomasz Narkun and Borys Mankowski defend their respective titles in dominant fashion, as well as wins by hometown favourites James McSweeney, Jim Wallhead, and Oli Thompson.
Almost three years later, October 6, 2018 to be exact, KSW went back in the UK for KSW 45: The Return to Wembley. The rabid London crowd were in for a treat with Phil de Fries winning the KSW Heavyweight title against Karol Bedorf via an Americana in the main event, while Scott Askham delivered a devastating knockout to Marcin Wojcik in the undercard.
In addition to these events, KSW MMA has KSWTV platform where fans from the UK can subscribe and watch live and on-demand, both in high definition. This makes betting on fights all the more enticing.
Ohmbet constantly teaches its supporters how to bet on UFC, which can also be applicable to KSW bets in the future. The key here is to be informed when it comes to their weekly specials, boosted odds, and general guidelines.
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