Phil De Fries retains heavyweight title in KSW 57 headliner

Phil De Fries retains heavyweight title in KSW 57 headliner

KSW 57 took place Saturday night, December 19, from Lodz, Poland, with a huge end of year card that featured no less than three title bouts.

In the main event the UK’s Phil De Fries (19-6) defended his title for the fourth time and officially became the most dominant heavyweight champion in KSW history with his TKO win over veteran Michal Kita (20-12-1).

In the other two title bouts, Marian Ziolkowski (22-8-1) realised his dream by winning the vacant KSW lightweight title in the co-main event with an incredible dominant performance that was capped-off by a liverkick finish in the fourth round and Croatia’s Antun Racic (25-8-1) made a successful first defense of his bantamweight title with a close decision win over Brazilian prospect Bruno Santos (9-2).

Elsewhere on the card, Germany’s Abus Magomedov (24-4-1) and Patrik Kincl (23-9) made big statements in their respective debuts. Magomedov put the previously undefeated Cezary Kesik (12-1) to sleep with a perfect guillotine submission while Kincl KO’d Polish MMA legend Tomasz Drwal (22-6-1) in the first round.

KSW 57 Results

Main Event
Heavyweight Title
Phil De Fries (19-6) def. Michal Kita (20-12-1) via TKO (punches), round 2, 1:00.

Co-Main Event
Vacant Lightweight Title
Marian Ziolkowski (22-8-1) def. Roman Szymanski (13-6) via KO (liver kick), round 4, 1:04.

Borys Mankowski (22-8-1) def. Artur Sowinski (21-12) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 29-27).

Bantamweight Title
Antun Racic (25-8-1) def. Bruno Santos (9-2) via unanimous decision (48-47 x 3).

Abus Magomedov (24-4-1) def. Cezary Kesik (12-1) via technical submission (guillotine), round 2, 1:53.

Patrik Kincl (23-9) def. Tomasz Drwal (22-6-1) via KO (punch), round 1, 4:23.

Marcin Krakowiak (10-3) def. Kacper Koziorebski (7-3) via submission (guillotine) round 3, 4:07.

Christian Eckerlin (13-5) def. Albert Odzimkowski (11-5) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).

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