Ariane Lipski
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A hardcore fan’s must-see: Ariane Lipski vs Aga Niedzwiedz

If you have been following the women's flyweight division, this match-up will make your mouth water

After the ‘Violence Queen’ successfully completed her second KSW title defense in March by defeating Silvana Gomez Juarez, Ariane Lipski is in search of what could be next.

Lipski has been a staple among the 125-pound division’s best and has been argued by some as the best. Since joining KSW in 2015, she has become a European superstar.

The Brazilian striking sensation currently rides a dominant nine-fight winning streak with only two of those fights ending in decisions (five KO/TKOs, two submissions).

Lipski has been unsure if her future will remain in the Poland based promotion of KSW as she is looking to fight more often and according to her, the organization has had trouble finding her opponents in the past.

However, speaking of Poland… One of the countries finest young rising stars could be in the sweepstakes for to make some violence with the queen. Puns, I’ve got them.

Marq P of WombatSports is reporting that recent Invicta FC title challenger, Aga Niedzwiedz could be negotiating with Lipski and her team on a potential bout.

Regardless of location and promotion, the fight would be a must see as the two are the elite of the elite at flyweight. It seems a little odd that Niedzwiedz wouldn’t be open to the idea of fighting in KSW, an organization that in all honesty is much larger than Invicta and would give it that big fight feel. But everyone has there reasons.

In her still very young career, the 23-year old Niedzwiedz has already established herself as one of the best in the world with her win over perennial top flyweight, Vanessa Porto and her close battle with the division’s consensus best, Jennifer Maia in their five-round title fight from December.

The fight with Maia resulted in Niedzwiedz first career loss and there is no shame in that.

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Now possibly looking at a fight with Lipski, we could truly be getting a UFC caliber showdown on a smaller platform. Which is pretty incredible considering that only a year separates the two in age (Lipski, 24).

Both excellent with their timing and movement, I dare say that this fight could look like a more aggressive, action-packed version of Stephen Thompson vs Darren Till. Every clinch exchange would be accompanied by barrages of elbows and knees, distance combinations would be varied from leg kicks to crisp 1-2s that sink into violent and tight flurries…something Lipski has grown famous for.

Oh yeah, and they can hang on the ground too. There’s really no going wrong here.

Each has shown superb finishing abilities and phenomenal technique inside the cage and it shows each time out. Which is what makes this such an intriguing matchup. Even if we don’t see it in the near future, it will surely come to fruition at some point down the road as each is unlikely to be going anywhere anytime soon.

And who knows, maybe it will come in the UFC regardless.


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Drake Riggs is an MMA writer who specializes in feature pieces, the women's fight scene, lists, and rankings. He has been a passionate fan of MMA ever since 2009. Drake also currently writes for, FanSided MMA, The Body Lock, and is a former contributor to Sherdog. He is a die-hard fan of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars as well.