KSW 77 video: Mamed Khalidov stops Mariusz Pudzianowski with vicious knockout to win legends battle


For one night at least, Mamed Khalidov was the star of stars in KSW.

Khalidov won a decisive TKO victory over Mariusz Pudzianowski, a KSW legend, in Saturday’s highly anticipated main event for heavyweight of KSW 77,. It took place in Arena Gliwice (Gliwice), Poland.

Watch the finishing sequence above, courtesy of KSW.

Khalidov, a former two-division titleholder at middleweight and light heavyweight, was in championship form on Saturday as he easily handled Pudzianowski’s opening takedown attempt and quickly turned the tables on his larger foe with an impressive trip. The five-time World’s Strongest Man champion was unable to stop Khalidov, who quickly moved into sideguard before finally taking Pudzianowski’s arm and pounding it down.

Referee Marc Goddard allowed Pudzianowski to fully recover but was forced to stop the fight. The official time of the stoppage was 1:54 of Round 1.

It was a momentous win for Khalidov, who along with stars like Pudzianowski helped to build KSW into one of the world’s most respected MMA organizations. The 42-year-old was coming off of a middleweight title fight loss to current ONE star Roberto Soldic, but proved that he still has plenty left in the tank.

Pudzianowski 45,, was on a 5-fight winning streak in KSW 77 and had not lost since March 2019..

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/17/23514579/ksw-77-video-mamed-khalidov-stops-mariusz-pudzianowski-ground-pound-knockout-win-battle-of-legends?rand=96749