KSW 42 took place Saturday, March 3 from the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland.
Main Event - Champ vs. Champ
Tomasz Narkun (15-2) def. Mamed Khalidov (34-5-2) via submission (triangle choke) at 1:18 in round 3.
Tomasz Narkun made history and became the first man to finish Mamed Khalidov in the KSW arena, a streak whihc has lasted 20 fights. It was a fight more than worthy of a main event. khaliodv arguably won the opening two round dropping Narkun on a couple of occasions and it looked like the middleweight champion was going to win the fight until Narkun came back and landed a flurry of punches in the last round forcing Khalidov to go for the takedown. Once on the ground Narkun lquickly locked in the triangle choke and Khalidov was forced to tap. Incredible main event! (see gallery here
Scott Askham (16-4) def. Michal Materla (25-6) via KO (kicks) at 1:09 in round 1.
Top UK fighter Scott Askham made quick work of top KSW middleweight Michal Materla in thr first round stopping him with some of his patented kicks! Askham found success with a kick to the body and targeted that area over and over until Materla fell to the canvas. KSW has a new middleweight contender! (see gallery here
Champion Mateusz Gamrot (14-0) def. Grzegorz Szulakowski (9-2) vai submission (americana) at 4:15 in round 4.
It was a rocky start for Gamrot as Szulakowski started off explosive as expected and cut the champion early on. But ’Gamer’ showed why he is the lightweight king and changed the fight in his favour taking Szulakowski down and controlling him on the ground before finally submitting him in the the fourth round with an americana after some dominating ground and pound. Gamrot remains undefeated! (see gallery here
Women’s Flyweight Title
Champion Ariane Lipski (11-3) def. Silvana Gomez Juarez (6-2) via unaimous decision (49-46x3).
In what was her toughest fight to date, Lipski pipped Juarez to a decision on the judges scorecard in a high level MMA fight mainly contested on the feet. Lipski landed some great combos throughout and did well in the clinch and body kicks. In saying that Juarez did score some offense of her own throughout the fight but it was enough. A different kind of win for Lipski than we are used to but still impressive. (see picture gallery
LHW - Martin Zawada (28-14-1) def. Lukasz Jurkowski (16-11) via TKO (corner stoppage) end of round 1.
What a first round, both men came out swinging with each men knocking the other down. However the fight ended rather abrubtly and unexpectedly with Jurkowski not being able to continue after the first round. So it was Martin Zawada who walks away with the win. Maybe a trilogy fight is in order? (see picture gallery
HW - Marcin Wojcik (11-5) def. Hatef Moeil (4-4) via TKO (retirement) end of round 2.
It was a tough task for Moeil stepping up pn a days notice and he just did not have the gas tank to last as Wojcik picked him apart and lead the whole fight. Moeil did show heart and withstood everything which was thrown at him. Ultimately though he could not answer the bell for the final round and Wojcik was awarded the TKO win. (see picture gallery
FW - Filip Wolanski (11-2) def. Bartlomiej Kopera (9-4) via unanimous decision (30-27x2, 30-36).
Wolanski pretty much in control from bell to bell keeping on the outside and picking Kopera with strikes. Stuffed all of Kopera’s takedown attempts and just kept punishing him with strikes. (see picture gallery
FlyW - Karolina Owczarz (1-0) def. Paulina Raszewska (0-1) via submission (rear neaked choke) at 1:00 in round 1.
Despite both of these women being well versed in the striking arts this one finished with a submission as Owczarz jumped on the back of Raszewska and sunk in the rear-naked choke early in the first round. (see picture gallery
WW - Krystian Kaszubowski (6-0) def. Christopher Henze (8-1-1) via KO (elbows) at 1:10 in round 1.
Kaszuboiwski gets the win in just over a minute with a KO. He secured the takedown with a trip, secured the side mounted crucifix, reigned elbows onto Henze which caught the German and forcing the referee to stop the figtht. (see picture gallery