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Michal Materla finishes Kendall Grove at a wild KSW 78

Michal Materla finishes Kendall Grove at a wild KSW 78

The first KSW event of 2023 went down Saturday night, January 21, live from the Netto Arena in Szczecin, Poland, and it started the year off with a bang.

XTB KSW 78 had six incredible finishes and some wild fights & performances. The main event saw a rematch that was ten years in the making. Polish MMA legend Michal Materla (32-9) defeated a valiant Kendall Grove (24-19) with second round TKO after a back and forth battle that rivalled their first fight.

Tomasz Romanowski (18-8) beat Radoslaw Paczuski (5-1) in a barnburner co-main event. The duo went toe to toe for fifteen minutes of pure chaos. The judges awarded Romanowski a razor thin split decision victory.

Elsewhere on the card, Roman Szymanski (17-6) submitted Georgian champion Raul Tutarauli (31-7) with a first round armbar, Valeriu Mircea (28-8-1) KO’d former champ Borys Mankowski (22-11-1) with a devastating flying knee, and Kleber Silva (21-11) stunned & shocked the arena with a brutal KO win over Lukasz Sudolski (10-2).

 

XTB KSW 78 Results

Main Event – Rematch
Catchweight 195lb/88.5kg
Michal Materla (32-9) def. Kendall Grove (24-19) via TKO (punches) round 2, 4:27

Co-Main Event
Middleweight 185lb/83.9kg
Tomasz Romanowski (18-8) def. Radoslaw Paczuski (5-1) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Roman Szymanski (17-6) def. Raul Tutarauli (31-7) via submission (armbar), round 1, 1:05

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Valeriu Mircea (28-8-1) def. Borys Mankowski (22-11-1) via KO (flying knee & punches), round 1, 4:22

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg
Kleber Silva (21-11) def. Lukasz Sudolski (10-2) via KO (punch), round 2, 0:40

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg
Rafal Kijanczuk (12-5) def. Marc Doussis (8-2) via TKO (punches), round 1, 2:03

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Lukasz Rajewski (12-8) def. Sahil Siraj (7-2) via KO (punches), round 1, 4:05

Lightweight 155lb/70.3kg
Oskar Szczepaniak (4-1) def. Raimondas Krilavičius (7-3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Light Heavyweight 205lb/93kg
Borys Dzikowski (3-0) def. Andre Langen (1-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)

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