Promotion Official: Kendall Grove Meets Mamed Khalidov in New KSW 21 Headliner



Kendall Grove will replace an injured Melvin Manhoef against Mamed Khalidov in the main event of KSW 21.

KSW co-founder Martin Lewandowski notified Sherdog.com of the booking on Friday morning. Manhoef was pulled from the bout two days ago due to a left leg injury. KSW 21 takes place Dec. 1 at Torwar Arena in Warsaw, Poland, and features a trio of championship bouts in addition to the evening’s middleweight headliner.

Grove, 29, made his name by winning “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 back in 2006. “Da Spyder” competed for nearly five years in the Octagon, racking up a promotional record of 7-6 before receiving his release on the heels of back-to-back losses. Following a 2-0 stint in the ProElite cage, Grove has gone 3-1 in his last four bouts, most recently earning a technical knockout over former WEC light heavyweight title challenger Ariel Gandulla on Nov. 3.

KSW’s first light heavyweight champion, Khalidov, 32, rides a five-fight winning streak heading into clash with Grove, besting a quintet of UFC veterans, including Yuki Sasaki, James Irvin, Matt Lindland and Jesse Taylor. The middleweight was last seen picking up a win on May 12, knocking out Rodney Wallace in 1:55 at KSW 19.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

Next month’s Bellator 125 headliner will have no shortage of firepower.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 38 views

LOS ANGELES – Over the entirety of his more than 11-year, 34-fight career, Kendall Grove has never won more than four consecutive fights. Before retiring from competition, though, he’s determined to read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

Leave the rumors to Adele. Gina Carano to Bellator? C'mon, son. Today's big announcement from the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is that feared middleweight striker Melvin "No Mercy" read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Fists will fly in Fresno on Sept. 19, and Melvin Manhoef and Doug Marshall throw down in the Bellator 125 main event. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Melvin Manhoef will be welcomed to Bellator MMA by Doug Marshall in a middleweight contest on Sept. 19 in Fresno, Calif. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Do you like fun fights? I think you'll like this main event that Bellator has just announced. Yesterday afternoon, middleweight veteran Brian Rogers teased a "big fight announcement" coming from Bell read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

If all goes well, two of Bellator's newest signed sluggers are going to square off against each other later this year. Bellator president Scott Coker revealed on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 34 views

Melvin Manhoef and Paul Daley are two of Bellator MMA’s newest signings. read news >>