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Norman Parke vs. Marian Ziolkowski set for interim lightweight title clash at KSW 50

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UFC veteran Norman Parke will get another crack at a KSW title when he meets Marian Ziolkowski for the interim lightweight title at the Polish promotion’s third U.K. event in London, England on Sept. 14.

KSW announced the fight via social media on Wednesday.

Parke (27-6-1) has been booked for two KSW lightweight title fights in the past against rival Mateusz Gamrot. He suffered a decision loss to Gamrot in their first meeting at the infamous stadium show, KSW 39: Colosseum. He lost out on a chance to fight for the title a second time when he missed weight for their rematch at KSW 40, which ended in a no contest in the second round.

“Stormin’ Norman” has been in stellar form of late and rides a four-fight win streak into the contest. In his last outing, he took a unanimous decision in a catchweight bout with former KSW featherweight champion, Artur Sowinksi. Before that, he defeated former KSW welterweight champion Borys Mankowski in a welterweight bout.

Ziolkowski (21-7-1, 1 NC) snatched lauded prospect Gracjan Szadzinski’s championship momentum with a stunning display at KSW 48, which resulted in a one-sided decision win. Ahead of his meeting with Scadzinski, he took another decision win over former lightweight title contender, Grzegorz Szulakowski.