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21-03-2022

Odzomkowski vs. Quinn overturned to a no contest

After the thorough analysis of video materials from the Albert Odzimkowski vs. Tommy Quin fight at KSW 68 in Radom, Poland, on March 19, the officials panel consisting of: Tomasz BronderMarc Goddard, and Piotr Jarosz, has decided to overturn the result of the bout to a no contest.

The detailed justification of the referees is available below:

Tomasz Bronder:

"During KSW 68 bout between Albert Odzimkowski and Tommy Quinn on March 19th 2022, the former defeated the latter after an illegal knee on the ground. Referee Gerd Richter initially recognized that the knee hit Quinn in the shoulder. However, after watching the replays from different camera angles, it is clear, that the knee hit the Irishman in the head. As a result, we have decided to change the result of Odzimkowski vs Quinn bout is changed to a no contest."

Marc Goddard:

"The bout between Adam Odzimkowski vs Tommy Quinn at KSW 68 on March 19 shall be overturned to a no contest. At 2:45 of round 1, after a scramble where Quinn escapes half-guard to get back to his feet, Odzimkowski delivered a knee to the head of Quinn, who's left knee was clearly planted and in contact with the canvas. Under the Unified Rules of MMA, a fighter with anything other than the soles of the feet in contact with the fighting area floor shall be considered a grounded fighter. Under the current ruling kicks and knees to the head of a grounded fighter are not permitted. It is very clear that whilst Odzimkowski threw the knee to the head of Quinn, the scramble/get up from the fighter that presented the position of being grounded and intention was not to foul. The result can be correctly over-turned to a no contest as it happened in the first round of the scheduled three round bout."

Piotr Jarosz

"After the video analysis, it can be proved beyond any doubt, that the first knee thrown by Odzimkowski was not legal, as Quinn was, at that moment, was on the ground (he was touching the floor with one of his knees). Since the knee thrown by Odzimkowski had crucial impact on the final outcome of fight, I believe the result should be changed to a no contest."

As a result of this decision, KSW will offer an immediate rematch to Albert Odzimkowski and Tommy Quinn on a future KSW event.

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