Blachowicz will next defend his
KSW light heavyweight title on March 16, when the Polish
standout meets UFC veteran Goran
Reljic in the main event of
Promotion officials recently announced the pairing, which tops a
seven-fight bill from Torwall Hall in Warsaw. Pride Fighting
Championships veteran Pawel
Nastula is also expected to compete at the event, though an
opponent has not yet been named for the 42-year-old.
Blachowicz, 29, has won 13 of his last 14 fights, with his only
loss in that span coming to Pride and UFC veteran Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou in March 2011. The Pole avenged that defeat
the following November, taking a unanimous decision over Sokoudjou
to capture the KSW belt. Blachowicz has since defended his title
twice, posting unanimous decision wins over ex-UFC talents Mario
Miranda and Houston
One year younger than his opponent, Reljic has gone 3-0 since
receiving his UFC release in 2010 following defeats to C.B.
Grove and Krzysztof
Soszynski. The Croatian competed twice last year, stopping
Lloret last March before taking a unanimous decision over
Russian competitor Gadji
Magomedov on Aug. 11.