KSW's Will Vanders, Chris Hoekstra, & Krzysztof Soszynski break down the action that went down at KSW 66 on Saturday night in Poland.
In the main event, lightweight champion Marian Ziolkowski (24-8-1) succesfully defended his title against former welterweight champion Borys Mankowski (22-9-1). Ziolkowski came back from two rounds down to score a unanimous 48-47 decision on all judges' scorecards.
Russia's Ibragim Chuzhigaev (16-5) shocked everyone to became the new KSW light heavyweight champ, ending the six-year run of Tomasz Narkun (18-5). It was a back and forth war that went the distance. However, it was Chuzhigaev who was awarded the decision and had gold wrapped around his waist.
KSW 66 Results
KSW Lightweight Title
Marian Ziolkowski (24-8-1) def. Borys Mankowski (22-9-1) via unanimous decision (48-47 x 3).
KSW Light Heavyweight Title
Ibragim Chizhigaev (16-5) def. Tomasz Narkun (18-5) via unanimous decision (48-47 x 3).
Michal Materla (31-8) def. Jason Radcliffe (17-9) via TKO (punches), round 1, 4:07.
Krystian Kaszubowski (10-2) def. Robert Maciejowski (5-4-1) via unanimous decision (30-26 x 3).
Sebastian Rajewski (12-6) def. Niklas Bäckström (11-4) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3).
98 kg Catchweight
Wojciech Janusz (11-7) def. Damian Skarżyński (5-4) via submission (rear-naked choke), round 1, 2:04.
Donovan Desmae (15-7) def. Lukasz Rajewski (11-7) via submission (inverted triangle/armbar), round 2, 4:07.
73 kg Catchweight
Gracjan Szadzinski (9-4) def. Francesco Moricca (9-6-1) via KO (punch), round 2, 1:58.
Kacper Koziorzebski (8-4) def. Hubert Szymajda (9-5) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)
Patryk Surdyn (6-2) def. David Martinik (5-4) via unanimous decision (30-26 x 2, 30-25)