KSW 47 took place earlier tonight, March 23 from the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. You can watch the event back for up to 48hours right now at ww.KSWTV.com.
Main Event - Champ vs. Champ
Heavyweight Title Fight
Champion Phil De Fries (17-6) def. Tomasz Narkun (16-3) via unanimous decision (50-44 x 2, 50-45)
They went the full five rounds in this gruelling war and it was Phil De Fries who prevailed and retained his heavyweight title against light heavyweight champ Tomasz Narkun. His size and being a natural heavyweight proved to be the deciding factor in this contest as he put Narkun on his back and tired him out. Narkun did rally back in the fifth landing a barrage of punches but De Fries survived and still won the round with his grappling.
Co-Main Event - Heavyweight
Strongest MMA Fight of All Time
Szymon Kolecki (7-1) def. Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-7) via TKO (injury), round 1, 4:29.
An injury suffered by Pudzianowski due to a Kolecki takedown brought an end to this contest. Prior to that both men engaged in titantic clinches and it was an evenly contest fight.
Norman Parke (26-6-1) def. Borys Mankowski (19-8-1) via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3).
Mankowski started strong winning the first round but Norman Parke rallied back in the second and third round and pressured Mankowski putting him on the back foot to get the unanimous decision win.
Satoshi Ishii (21-8-1) def. Fernando Rodrigues Jr. (12-5) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).
No one was sure what to expect in this one. Fernando remained dangerous throughout and showed improvement across his overall game but Ishii used his superior grappling skills to grab a hold of Fernando and work his way towards a split decision win.
Aleksandar Ilic (11-2) def. Damian Janikowski (3-2) via KO (head kick), round 3, 0:32.
What a knockout from Ilic in his KSW debut. Janikowski won the first two round with a series of big takedowns and a huge suplex. But a striker like Ilic is always dangerous and despite being down on the scorecards he landed a huge headkick KO early in the third round.
Marcin Wrzosek (14-5) def. Krzysztof Klaczek (12-6) via unanimous decision (30-26 x 2, 30-25).
Wrzosek showed his class in this fight and dominated a very game Klaczek across three rounds. The former champion is now back to winning ways.
Karolina Owczarz (2-0) def. Marta Chojnoska (1-2) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).
It wasn’t an easy night at all for media starlet and former boxer Karolina Owczarz as Marto Chojnoska pushed her the limit. Ultimately though Owczarz did enough on the judges scorecards.
Maciej Kazieczko (5-1) def. Bartlomiej Kopera (9-5) via majority decision (30-26, 29-28, 28-28).
Despite being a 30-26 on judge’s scorecard this was a closely contested fight and a gruelling three rounds for both fighters but Kazieczko came out on top.
Pawel Politylo (4-1) def. Dawid Gralka (6-3) via TKO (punches), round 2, 3:52.
A close first round saw Gralka was seemingly be the quicker in the striking exchanges but Politylo winning the grappling. But Politylo came charging in the second round and took Gralka down and worked towards the TKO finish.