KSW 32 results recap: Graham TKOs Pudzianowski

KSW ventured beyond the borders of their native Poland for the first time in their 11-year history to host an event at the Wembley…

By: Karim Zidan | 8 years ago
KSW 32 results recap: Graham TKOs Pudzianowski
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KSW ventured beyond the borders of their native Poland for the first time in their 11-year history to host an event at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The event showcased some interesting fights, a slew of Polish prospects – including a new light-heavyweight champion – and a headlining act that included the record-holding former World Strongest Man, Mariusz Pudzianowski.

The Polish contingency of fans was out in full force at Wembley, as they filled the arena with the boisterous chants for their fellow countrymen. However, despite their vocal support, they were unable to stop the anticlimactic conclusion to the evening when Pudzianowski was TKO’d by Peter Graham in the second round of the KSW 32 main event.

Pudzianowski spent the majority of the opening round laying on top of the Australian kickboxer and expended the majority of his energy in the process. Then, in shades of his loss to Tim Sylvia over five years ago, Graham was able to take Pudzian down in the second round and land a flurry of unanswered shots to force a referee stoppage.

In the co-main event of the evening, Borys Mankowski defended his welterweight title against veteran fighter Jesse Taylor with a guillotine choke submission in the opening round. He was the only champion on the card to retain his title, as light-heavyweight champ Goran Reljic suffered a KO loss to Polish prospect Tomasz Narkun

Top lightweight prospect Mateusz Gamrot extended his undefeated record with a TKO victory over Russian prospect Marif Piraev, while Maiquel Falcao knocked out Brett Cooper in less than a minute on the undercard.

Check out the full results below:

Peter Graham def. Mariusz Pudzianowski via TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 2:00)
Borys Mańkowski def. Jesse Taylor via Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 3:02)
James McSweeny def. Marcin Rozalski via Submission (Rear-naked coke, Round 1, 2:13)
Tomasz Narkun def. Goran Reljic via KO (Round 1, 1:55)
Mateusz Gamrot def. Marif Piraev via TKO (Round 2, 3:21)
Jim Wallhead def. Rafal Moks via KO
Oli Thompson def. Michal Wlodarek via DQ (Illegal Knee)
Maiquel Falcao def. Brett Cooper via KO (Strikes, Round 1, 0:59)
Leszek Krakowski def. Andre Winner via unanimous decision

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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