Poland’s KSW returned to action on Saturday, August 19, 2023 with KSW 85 going down in Nowy Sacz, Poland — hometown of interim featherweight champion Robert Ruchala.
While fighting at home in the main event, Ruchala would almost certainly be the underdog against double-champ Salahdine Parnasse. Having become one of KSW’s biggest stars to date, Parnasse, a French standout with a 17-1 record, had picked up the promotion’s vacant lightweight strap in his last outing.
While Salahdine was busy moonlighting at lightweight, meanwhile, Ruchala had improved his unbeaten record to 9-0 with a fifth round knockout of Lom-Ali Eskijew last time out. That had captured Ruchala interim gold.
Parnasse was now returning to his original 145lb weight class to defend that title for the second time in his current reign.
KSW 85 streams live on KSWTV.com kicking off at 1PM ET. Full results from the event can be found below.
KSW 85: Parnasse vs. Ruchala Results
Salahdine Parnasse (c) def. Robert Ruchala (ic) by TKO (Kick and Punches), Round 4 — for the KSW featherweight championship / title unification bout
Ibragim Chuzhigaev def. Bogdan Gnidko by submission (Arm-Triangle Choke), Round 2
Patryk Kaczmarczyk def. Daniel Tarchila by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kamil Szkaradek def. Patryk Surdyn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kleber Silva def. Rafal Kijanczuk by knockout (punches/knee), Round 1
Marcin Krakowiak def. Michal Pietrzak by split decision
Yasmin Guimaraes def. Adrianna Kreft by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wilson Varela def. Lukasz Rajewski by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Sandra Succar def. Wiktoria Czyzewska by TKO (Punches), Round 3