• 31 OCTOBER 2015

(London.30th October.15) Celebrated European promotion, Poland’s KSW makes history with its first ever international show tomorrow night at the renowned The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. For the first time live on British soil MMA aficionados will be able to witness spectacular combat sports action from KSW, featuring some of Europe’s most exciting fighters.

“KSW 32: Road to Wembley” also breaks new ground as the promotion partners with UK non-profit, medical organisation, Safe MMA. All competitors will have been medically cleared to compete by Safe MMA doctors, having undergone tests for blood borne viruses and with British nationals and residents having undergone annual medical examinations.

In line with Safe MMA criteria all competitors will undergo pre and post-fight medical examinations carried out by a doctor at the event and KSW has agreed to meet onsite medical safety standards. Injury suspensions will be issued to Safe MMA for publication and honoured by the promotion.

See below for the list of KSW competitors on track to full medical clearance in time for tomorrow night’s show, with just two final sets of medical results pending clearance.

CEO Martin Lewandowski commented:

“We are very happy work with Safe MMA at our first KSW show in England. When we decided to organize a show on the UK soil, working with the only medical organization that looks after fighter protection was a natural step for us.

We appreciate Safe MMA’s professional approach to fighter health and safety, since this issue is also very important for our promotion and similar procedures have been introduced at our events in Poland for many years as well.”

More about KSW 32: Road to Wembley

In the KSW: Road to Wembley headliner, fresh off his fantastic 27-second victory over Rolles Gracie, the world’s strongest MMA fighter Mariusz Pudzianowski will look to add another valuable to his growing MMA resume against Australian kickboxing legend Peter Graham Also, in the battle of heavyweight kickboxer James McSweeney will square off against Marcin Różalski while KSW welterweight champion Borys Mańkowski will defend his title against Mikhail Tsarev (29-4, 8 KO, 19 Sub). KSW: Road to Wembley will feature undefeated lightweight standout Mateusz Gamrot and UK MMA fan favorites Jim Wallhead & Oli Thompson

For more information about KSW visit:



Andre Winner
Borys Mankowski
Brett Cooper
Goran Reljic
James McSweeney
Jesse Taylor
Jimmy Wallhead
Leszek Krakowski
Maiquel Falcao
Marcin Rozalski
Marif Piraev
Mariusz Pudzianowski
Mateusz Gamrot
Michal Wlodarek
Oli Thompson
Peter Graham
Rafal Moks
Tomasz Narkun

Event: “Injury Prevention in MMA”

Injuries in MMA

  • 24th JANUARY 2015 

(4/12/2014) In support of Safe MMA, Professor Dan Healy and coach John Kavanagh are pleased to announce an “Injury Prevention in MMA” seminar day for fighters at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, on 24th January. The emphasis of the event is on positive safe training with the aim of teaching about risk in a helpful and factual way.

This event is free and open to all, but if space becomes limited coaches and competitors will be accommodated first. To secure your place, please email mmaatrcsi@gmail.com

In addition to the full educational programme listed below, there will be multiple small-group, “hands on” teaching sessions on relevant topics including the heart, mental health, drugs, nutrition, cauliflower ear care and gum shields.

A VIP package will be up for raffle, that includes 2 exclusive tickets, flights and hotel accommodation for a future UFC event. The raffle will be in aid of Amateur fighter safety. Mr Brad Pickett will present the prize on the day.

Places will also be raffled for a free teaching seminar the following day, led by Brad Pickett and an array of Irish UFC fighters.

“Injury Prevention in MMA”: Programme

11:30 – Registration

12:15 – Introductions:
Mr John Kavanagh, IAPA President
Prof Dan Healy, Neuroscience Society, RCSI

12:30-12:50 – Broken Bones in MMA
Mr James Walsh
Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

12:50-13:10 – Twisted Knees in MMA
Mr Gary O Toole
Consultant Orthopaediac surgeon
St Vincents Hospital Dublin.
Olympic Swimmer and 1989 European 200m silver medalist

13:10-13:30 – Performance Enhancing Drugs in MMA
Dr Conor ‘O Brien
Former Chairman Anti doping committee 1999-2005 and WADA committee member 2005-7
Irish Olympic Team doctor 1996

13:30-14:00 – Coffee

14:00 -14.30 – How to Cut Weight Safely and Effectively
Mr Mark Ellison
Chief Performance Nutritionist GB Boxing and Manchester United FC

14:30-15:15 – How the Brain Works in a Fight
Professor Daniel G Healy
Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI

How the Brain Can Be Damaged in a Fight
Professor Barry D Jordan
Consultant Neurologist, Weill Medical College, New York
Chief Medical Officer New York State Athletic Commission and boxing USA

15:45-16:10 – Coffee

16.10-16.30 – Punch Drunk Syndrome: What a Pathologist Sees When He Gets Your Brain
Dr Michael Farrell.
Consultant Neuropathologist
Dublin Brain Bank

16.30- 16.50 – Fighting Pitfalls…Livers, Cauliflowers, Carotid Dissections and Detached Retinas.
Dr Eanna Falvey,
Santry Sports Clinic
Irish Rugby team doctor and former Irish Amateur Super Heavyweight boxing champion

17:00-17:30 – SAFEMMA Ireland
Questions and Answers
Ms. Aisling Daly.

To secure your place, please email mmaatrcsi@gmail.com
Event address: Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland Dublin