UFC 279 wasn’t the only game in town for MMA fans on Saturday, as Poland’s KSW brought a solid card to fight fans earlier in the day.
KSW 74 saw heavyweight champ Phil De Fries looking to make the seventh straight defense of his title, against Brazilian grappler Ricardo Prasel. England’s De Fries entered the fight in the midst of a remarkable run that had seen him win nine straight fights overall; come Saturday in Ostrow Wielkopolski he would be looking for number 10.
Prasel, a Dana White’s Contender Series and RIZIN Fighting Federation alum, earned his shot at gold care of back-to-back wins under the KSW banner. The most recent had come against UFC vet Daniel Omielańczuk.
De Fries was far from the only recognizable name on the card however. UFC vet Tom Breese was also in action, making his promotional debut against Polish Olympic bronze medalist Damien Janikowski.
KSW 74 kicks off at 1PM ET on Saturday, September 10, 2022, airing live on KSWTV.com — full results can be found below.
KSW 74: De Fries vs. Prasel Results
Phil De Fries (c) def. Ricardo Prasel by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:11 — for the KSW heavyweight championship
Tom Breese def. Damian Janikowski by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 1:55
Darko Stošić def. Michał Kita by KO (left hook), Round 2, 2:54
Tomasz Romanowski def. Cezary Kęsik by TKO (punches), Round 1, 3:54
Werlleson Martins def. Paweł Polityło by unanimous decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 29 – 28)
Emil Meek def. Kacper Koziorzębski by TKO (punches/elbows), Round 2, 2:01
Sofiia Bagishvili def. Anita Bekus by verbal submission (straight armbar), Round 2, 1:47
Wojciech Kazieczko def. Eduard Demenko by unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–27)
Borys Dzikowski def. Arkadiusz Mruk by KO (head kick), Round , 0:40