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Norman Parke, Artur Sowinski to Clash in Catchweight Bout at KSW 49

It’s time for Norman Parke to step back in the KSW cage once again, and for the second time in a row it will be against a former champion. The Northern Ireland native will square off with Artur Sowinski in a 163-pound catchweight bout at KSW 49 on May 18.

Parke (26-6-1) is coming off a victory over former KSW welterweight champion Borys Mankowski via unanimous decision at KSW 47. After suffering a nasty cut in the first round, Parke got back on track in the second and third stanzas, winning a unanimous decision in front of a partisan crowd at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. With that victory, Parke ran his record since leaving the Ultimate Fighting Championship to 5-1 with one no-contest.

Now the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” will lock horns with former KSW featherweight champion Artur Sowinski. The 32-year-old made his promotional debut back at KSW 14 in 2010, losing by decision to Danny van Bergen, but has gone on to amass a record of 9-6 under the KSW banner with one no-contest. In his most recent fight at KSW 46, he defeated Kamil Szymuszowski in a 155-pound contest.

KSW 49 takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland on May 18, and is headlined by a rematch between Michal Materla (27-6) and Scott Askham (17-4) for the vacant KSW middleweight title. Roberto Soldic (15-3) will put his welterweight title on the line in the co-main event against the undefeated Krystian Kaszubowski (7-0).

This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com

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