The much anticipated battle of unbeaten welterweight prospects Shamil Musaev and Uros Jurisic ended in a way few would have imagined at KSW 58 on Saturday.
After three rounds, Musaev, improving to 15-0 on the night, had his hand raised, securing a unanimous decision win. Jurisic, falling to 11-1, might have had an argument for having won at least one round. And his camp clearly wasn’t happy, and made themselves heard.
Both sides continued jawing back-and-forth, with Jurisic’s team was in disbelief regarding the outcome. Musaev, meanwhile, decided to land a takedown on Jurisic — well after the fight. With the pair moving away from the rest of the bodies in the cage, Musaev locked on with a body lock before landing the throw. Jurisic then reversed, throwing a few strikes before the pandemonium that ensued. Which resulted in something of a brawl in the cage, with a number of teammates piling on top of the fighters on the ground.
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The Polish commentary team on Saturday’s broadcast suggested that both fighters could be facing some serious repercussions, with KSW’s ownership group rightfully upset with the incident. Those repercussions could include Musaev perhaps losing what might have been a shot at the title. For now, the result remains a Musaev win.
KSW 58 continues, with Salahdine Parnasse defending his featherweight title in the main event against Daniel Torres.
Update, 5:30PM ET: KSW officials have released the following statement regarding Saturday’s incident.
“The KSW owners & officials will review the incident regarding Shamil Musaev and Uros Jurisic following their bout earlier tonight here at KSW 58. Upon a full review, a decision will be made on what actions to take.”