KSW 39 stadium show reportedly breaks UFC 193 attendance record

Poland's biggest MMA promotion has put together a massive stadium event with KSW 39.

By: Karim Zidan | 6 years ago
KSW 39 stadium show reportedly breaks UFC 193 attendance record
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With more than 56,600 tickets sold for the highly-anticipated stadium show, KSW 39 has officially beaten the UFC’s attendance record set in 2015.

The event, which takes place inside Poland’s largest arena, will feature KSW’s most ambitious event line-up. The record-breaking show will be headlined by current KSW champions Mamed Khalidov and Borys Mańkowski, while Mariusz Pudzianowski and and the debut of Olympic bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling Damian Janikowski will also be featured on the card.

Having surpassed the UFC’s company attendance record of 56, 214, KSW co-owner Martin Lewandowski made the announcement official via social media.

“KSW is often compared with the UFC,” Lewandowski stated. “Let’s talk about the facts. KSW Colosseum sold more tickets than the UFC’s largest event in history in Melbourne. We have nothing to be ashamed of. A small Polish company has overtaken global giant! If Dana White is looking for work, we can always talk.”

The KSW 39 event is scheduled to take place at the Warsaw National Stadium on May 27. The entire event will be streamed online via Internet PPV on www.kswtv.com

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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