KSW starts 2023 with the promotion’s third venture to Szczecin. The fight card is headlined by the encounter between the local favorite Michał Materla and Kendall Grove.
XTB KSW 78 Results
Materla vs. Grove II
The first bout between Materla, then-current middleweight champion, and Grove took place back in 2013 at the KSW 23. The clash turned out to be a bloody spectacle full of twists and drama from the first to the last second. Afterwards, Materla was declared the winner by the judges. Both fighters were awarded bonuses for the best fight of the night
Materla last fought in May last year. He faced Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 70. The fight ended in the first round with a brutal knockout by “Pudzian”. This time ‘Magic’ wants to bounce back after this loss. The 38-year-old can count on the support of Szczecin fans. So far, he has fought in front of his own audience twice and in both cases, he came out victorious.
Grove is a UFC and Bellator veteran whose last MMA fight took place back in 2019. It was a losing effort against Anthony Ruiz at WFC 10. After that, he was signed by Bare Knuckle Fighting championship, where he stacked a 1 – 2 record.
The Rest of the Card
The co-main event of the gala promises to be very interesting. It is very likely that it will determine the next contender for the middleweight title Tomasz Romanowski takes on Radosław Paczuski. Roman Szymanski clashes with Raul Tutarauli and Borys Mankowski will fight Valeriu Mircea. In addition, Łukasz Sudolski makes his KSW debut. The former Babylon MMA light heavyweight champion takes on Kleber Raimundo Silva.
XTB KSW 78 (PPV KSWTV.com/Viaplay.com, Fight Network – 1:00pm ET / 10:00am) results :
Michał Materla def. Kendall Grove via TKO (Elbows) at 4:27 of Round 2
Tomasz Romanowski def. Radosław Paczuski via Split Decision (29 – 28, 29 – 28, 28 – 29)
Roman Szymański def. Raul Tutarauli via Submission (Armbar) at 1:05 of Round 1
Valeriu Mircea def. Borys Mańkowski via KO (Flying knee) at 4:22 of Round 1
Kleber Raimundo Silva def. Łukasz Sudolski via KO (Right uppercut) at 0:40 of Round 2
Rafał Kijańczuk def. Marc Doussis via TKO (Punches) at 2:03 of Round 1
Łukasz Rajewski def. Sahil Siraj via TKO (Punches) at 4:05 of Round 1
Oskar Szczepaniak def. Raimondas Krilavičius via Unanimous Decision (30 – 27, 29 – 28, 30 – 27)
Borys Dzikowski def. Andre Langen via Unanimous Decision (30 – 26, 30 – 27, 30 – 27)