KSW 49 Results – Big Wins for Soldic & Askham

KSW 49 from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland did not fail to disappoint.  A night that quite literally had everything from dominate decisions wins to KO’s inside 30 seconds, but as with all the KSW shows this is not a one-off.  These shows just get bigger and bigger.

KSW has what many are calling the best welterweight outside the UFC in Roberto Soldić who dispatched of unbeaten fighter Krystian Kaszubowski via KO, round 1 to retain his belt.  Soldic is someone who will rise to the very top of this sport. I honestly think if you get a chance to see him fight live take it with both hands. Very Very special talent 

In the co-main Scott Askham won the vacant middleweight title with a jumping knee in the third round to drop Michał Materla. Askham walked Materla down for most of the fight, having an answer for everything that was thrown at him, using his long limbs he was able to punish Materla with the kicks to the body, but ultimately the jumping knee put an end to Materla fight. 

In the heavyweight the division we had a battle for the spot as Poland’s number one heavyweight fighter & also the person who would face current heavyweight champ Phil De Fries at KSW 50 in London.  Damian Grabowski was able to put Karol Bedorf on the canvas in the first round but failed to finish him, but in the second round, he didn’t fail again. Managing to get the full mount and finish with some heavy ground & pound. 


KSW 49 Results

Main Event
Vacant Middleweight Title
Scott Askham (17-4) def. Michal Materla (27-6) vs. TKO (knees & punches), round 3, 1:23. 
Co-Main Event
Welterweight Title
Champion Roberto Soldic (16-3) def. Krystian Kaszubowski (7-1) via KO, round 1, 1:25.
Damian Grabowski (22-5) def. Karol Bedorf (15-5) via TKO (punches), round 2, 3:56.
74kg/163lb Catchweight
Norman Parke (27-6-1) def. Artur Sowinski (19-11) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Erko Jun (3-0) def. Akop Szostak (3-3) via KO, round 1, 0:36.
Catchweight 95kg
Martin Zawada (29-15-1) def. Thiago Silva (21-10) via unanimous decision (29-27 x 2, 29-28)
Antun Racic (23-8-1) def. Pawel Politylo (4-2) via split decision (29-28×2, 28-29)
Luis Henrique (12-5) def. Michal Andryszak (20-8) via technical submission, round 2, 4:52.
Leszek Krakowski (14-1) via. Michael Dubois (10-7) via majority decision (29-28×2, 28-28)