KSW star Mariusz Pudzianowski’s strength was on full display Saturday as he flattened opponent Michal Materla with an uppercut in the first round of their headliner.
The end came at the 1:47 mark of the first round after former strongman Pudzianowski wobbled Materla with an overhand right and then sent him to the canvas with the punch.
Materla remained on the ground, with medical staff surrounding him for several anxious moments before getting up to get back on his feet. Pudzianowski immediately hugged his opponent to mark his fifth consecutive knockout.
Check out these videos and an alternative angle of the stoppage.
Prasel submits UFC vet Omielanczuk
UFC vet Daniel Omielanczuk’s career skid continued in the co-main event with a first-round tap to former Chelsea goalkeeper turned fighter Ricardo Prasel.
Prasel, whose setback at Dana White’s Contender Series led him to KSW, took some heavy punches early on and got dumped to the canvas when Omielanczuk scooped a kick. But he quickly recovered, using his jiu-jitsu to secure a leg and a straight ankle lock at the 1:38 mark of the first round.
None too pleased at his underdog status against the UFC vet, Prasel used some spicy language on the post-fight mic to ask for his respect.
Erslan runs over Kijanczuk
Rafal Kijanczuk took a few hard shots to stop Ivan Erslan from putting too much pressure on him.
WHOA!! Ivan Erslan with his 9th first round stoppage win!! #KSW70
Calls out both Narkun & Chuzhigaev!! pic.twitter.com/g1wfp5PoMe
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) May 28, 2022
Full KSW 70 results:
Mariusz Pudzianowski def. Michal Materla via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:47
Ricardo Prasel def. Daniel Omielanczuk via submission (ankle lock) – Round 1, 1:38
Ivan Erslan def. Rafal Kijanczuk via TKO (strikes) – R1, 3:31
Marek Samociuk def. Izu Ugonoh via TKO (strikes) – R1, 3:38
Bartosz Lesko def. Damian Piwowarczyk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Radoslaw Paczuski def. Jason Wilnis via TKO (dislocated finger) – R3, 1:46
Anita Bekus def. Roberta Zocco via unanimous decision
Albert Odzimkowski def. Tommy Quinn via TKO (dislocated elbow) – R1, 2:56
Francisco Barrio def. Lukasz Rajewski via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 2:52