In a little less than a week, lanky middleweight Kendall Grove will look for his sixth win in seven fights since being cut by the UFC when he faces European star Mamed Khalidov at KSW 21 in Warsaw, Poland. “Da Spyder” is stepping into a spot previously occupied by Dutch slugger Melvin Manhoef who was recently forced to withdraw due to injury.
KSW officials have confirmed the card’s change.
An Ultimate Fighter winner, Grove (17-10) has come out with his hands raised in three straight tilts including a pair of finishes. He owns past victories over the likes of Derek Brunson, Ed Herman, Evan Tanner, Joe Riggs, and Alan Belcher.
Comparably, Khalidov (25-4-2) is on a five-fight run and owns the notable distinction of having scored a stoppage against all of the opponents he’s beaten except for one.
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