Sandwiched between Bellator and UFC events this weekend, KSW 47 went down on Saturday, with a heavyweight title fight and the return of Mariusz Pudzianowski topping the event.
KSW 47 took place Saturday in Lodz, Poland, with a heavyweight double bill atop the card. The Polish MMA powerhouse had champ Phil De Fries facing light heavyweight king Tomasz Narkun in a champ-vs-champ battle. Then in the co-main event, World’s Strongest Man great Mariusz Pudzianowski returned to continue his unlikely (and surprisingly successful, to date) MMA career against Olympian Szymon Kolecki.
Also on the card, former Bellator MMA and RIZIN athlete Satoshi Ishii brought a five-fight win streak into his promotional debut, where he took on Brazil’s Fernando Rodrigues Jr. Ishii, of late, had picked up a couple of titles outside the majors, while Rodrigues last fought against James McSweeney in 2018, earning a unanimous decision win.
KSW 47: De Fries vs. Narkun Results:
KSW Heavyweight Championship: Philip De Fries def. Tomasz Narkun by Unanimous Decision (50-44 x2, 50-45)
Szymon Kolecki def. Mariusz Pudzianowski by TKO (Injury) in Round 1 (4:29)
Norman Parke def. Borys Mankowski by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
Satoshi Ishii def. Fernando Rodrigues Jr. by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Aleksandar Ilic def. Damian Janikowski by KO (Head Kick) in Round 3 (0:32)
Marcin Wrzosek def. Krzysztof Klaczek by Unanimous Decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)
Karolina Owczarz def. Marta Chojnoska by Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Maciej Kazieczko def. Bartlomiej Kopera by Majority Decision (30-26, 29-28, 28-28)
Pawel Politylo def. Dawid Gralka by TKO (Punches) in Round 2 (3:52)