Watch: Explosive Finishes Populate Early Action at KSW 52

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KSW 52
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KSW 52 featured a mind-numbing, bone-rattling number of knockouts, including a crushing KO of Michael Dubois by Poland’s Maciej Kazieczko.

KSW fight cards are generally pretty reliable, in terms of delivering a couple of exciting knockouts each event. KSW 52, headlined by Scott Askham and Mamed Khadilov, however, saw this go into overdrive.

Simply put, the event in Gliwice, Poland on Saturday started with a bang and never let up. That included a card-opening knockout by Michał Włodarek against Srđan Marović, and a downright scary 24-second KO of Michael Dubois by Maciej Kazieczko.

The Dubois knockout was both terrifying and awe-inspiring. The French lightweight ate an uppercut on the way down, after he’d already been knocked out cold by the opening punch of the finishing sequence. He was removed from the cage on a body board, seemingly unresponsive at the time. However, a later update suggested he was awake and responding at a local hospital.

Not wanting to be left out, former champ Artur Sowinski also joined in on the fun, setting up a TKO finish with a head kick on opponent Vinicius Bohrer. Shamil Musaev, meanwhile, landed a spinning back-fist to end Grzegorz Szulakowski’s night. Russia’s Musaev was the first non-Pole to win a fight at KSW 52, through the opening six bouts. None of those fights saw the third round, and five ended in KO/TKO. The lone submission belong to women’s flyweight Karolina Owczarz.

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