Philip De Fries placed on a clear efficiency to say a one-sided win over mild heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun of their superfight conflict in the primary occasion of KSW 47 in Lodz, Poland on Saturday night time.
Though Narkun threatened in useless together with his signature guard submissions within the final spherical, he was largely a passenger as De Fries’ energy dictated the tempo of the battle, resulting in his second protection of the promotion’s heavyweight crown.
Each time the sunshine heavyweight champion appeared to alternate, his heavier counterpart would leather-based him with an overhand proper that shortly slowed him down—most notably within the opening spherical. De Fries shut down Narkun’s celebrated submission makes an attempt, utilizing some slick transitions and stable strain to crush his opponent’s advances.
“That was the hardest battle of my profession,” acknowledged De Fries in his post-fight interview.
Within the co-main occasion, Olympic weightlifter Szymon Kolecki claimed a debut win over KSW’s greatest icon, Mariusz Pudzianowski, when the previous strongman suffered a leg harm that stopped the motion within the first spherical.
Kolecki used his velocity benefit to get out and in of vary and managed to place his gargantuan opponent on the deck simply earlier than the battle was stopped. It appeared as if the Polish icon suffered an harm to his thigh as he hit the bottom. Instantly after hitting the canvas, he grabbed his higher leg in ache, prompting the referee to cease the motion.
Norman Parke edged out former champion Borys Mankowski in his welterweight debut, claiming a unanimous choice after a robust displaying within the closing spherical.
Mankowski competed for the primary time since being dethroned by Roberto Soldic and placed on a placing clinic within the first spherical, connecting with damaging uppercuts on plenty of events. “The Tasmanian Satan” bought the higher of the placing backwards and forwards within the second spherical, however Parke scored what proved to be a vital takedown in dying embers of the stanza. The previous UFC light-weight managed the battle from prime place within the closing spherical, connecting with huge elbows on the downed Mankowski.
With a win over Phil De Fries going into KSW 47, Satoshi Ishii’s debut win in opposition to former champion Fernando Rodrigues Jr. seemingly secured him the subsequent crack on the title. Ishii’s huge spotlight got here within the second spherical of the conflict when he knocked the Brazilian to the canvas. The sturdy second spherical was framed by much more tentative five-minute passages, with the previous heavyweight king giving nearly as good as he bought within the exchanges in opposition to the Japanese veteran.
Aleksandar Ilic opened his account with KSW in memorable trend after being on the receiving finish of a wrestling clinic over the primary ten minutes of his middleweight conflict with Olympic bronze medalist, Damian Janikowski. Simply when it appeared like all hope was misplaced, the Serbian debutant dispatched the Polish fan favourite with a left head kick in the beginning of the third spherical.
Phil De Fries def. Tomasz Narkun through unanimous choice (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
Szymon Kolecki def. Mariusz Pudzianowski through TKO (leg harm) at four:24 of R1
Norman Parke def. Borys Mankowski through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Satoshi Ishii def. Fernando Rodrigues Jr. through cut up choice (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Aleksandar Ilic def. Damian Janikowski through knockout (head kick) at zero:23 of R3
Marcin Wrzosek def. Krzysztof Klaczek through unanimous choice (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Karolina Owczarz def. Marta Chojnoska through cut up choice (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Maciej Kazieczko def. Bartlomiej Kopera through majority choice (30-26, 29-28, 28-28)
Pawel Politylo def. Dawid Gralka through TKO (strikes) at three:52 of R2
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