KSW announced that Thiago Silva 20-7-0, 2 NC MMA will be stepping in for an injured Michal Andryszak to meet James “The Hammer” McSweeney 15-16 MMA (1-1 KSW) at KSW 45 on October 6, in London, England.
Thiago Silva steps in for injured Michał Andryszak. The Brazilian in his debut will face James McSweeney at #KSW45🇬🇧.
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) September 24, 2018
Silva will be debuting for the promotion after going 2-2 in ACB. He is coming off a split decision loss to Mikhail Kolobegov at ACB 82 in March. In his last victory, he stopped Daniel Toledo via second-round TKO at ACB 74 last November. Sixteen of his twenty wins come by stoppage with fourteen via KO/TKO.
McSweeney is coming into the bout on a three-fight skid dating back to his first-round TKO loss to Karol Bedorf at KSW 34 in 2016. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Fernando Rodrigues Jr. at Superior Challenge 17 in May. His last victory came in 2015 where he tapped Marcin Rozalski in the first round with a Rear-Naked Choke at KSW 32. All fifteen of his wins come by stoppage with nine via KO/TKO.
Other bouts on the card include:
Phil De Fries vs. Karol Bedorf – Main Event Heavyweight Championship
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Roberto Soldic – Co-Main Event Welterweight Championship
Erko Jun vs. Pawel Mikolajuw
Damian Janikowski vs Michal Materla
Scott Askham vs. Marcin Wojcik
Alfie Davis vs. Leszek Krakowski
Max Nunes vs. Wagner Prado