Chris Fields will take on former light heavyweight title contender Marcin Wojcik at KSW 42 on March 3 in Lodz, Poland.
A former Cage Warriors middleweight champion and TUF contestant, Fields (12-7-1) made his promotional debut at KSW 40 with hometown backing in Dublin, recording a decision win over Michal Fijalka.
Fields threatened with multiple submission attempts over the three rounds, but was unable to force his resilient opponent to tap out.
A former KSW light-heavyweight contender, Wojcik (10-5) represents a significant step up in opposition for the Irish veteran.
In his last outing, “The Giant” came up short against light heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun at the promotion’s record breaking KSW 39: Colosseum – an event which broke the UFC’s European attendance record. Narkun dispatched Wojcik in the final second of the first round with a triangle choke.
Wojcik got his crack at the champion after recording eight straight wins on the Polish scene. Three wins under the KSW banner against Tomasz Kondraciuk, Fijalka and Marcin Lazarz led him to the title fight against Narkun.
Already announced for KSW 42, Narkun will take on legendary Polish middleweight Mamed Khalidov in a champion versus champion bout. It will be the third time that Khalidov takes on a KSW champion in his career. He previously took wins over Michal Materla and Borys Mankowski during their title reigns.
UFC veteran Scott Askham is set for a baptism of fire on the night when he faces off against fan favorite Materla. Although their opponents have not been announced, flyweight champion Ariane Lipski and lightweight Mateusz Gamrot are also set to defend their titles at the event.