2012 in Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki events

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2012 in Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Information
First date February 25, 2012
Last date December 1, 2012
Events
Total events 4
Fights
Total fights 28
Title fights 5
Chronology
2011 in KSW 2012 in Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 2013 in KSW

The year 2012 is the 9th year in the history of the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Poland. In 2012 Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki held 4 events beginning with, KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy.

List of events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
1 KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy February 25, 2012 Orlen Arena Poland Płock, Poland
2 KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp May 12, 2012 Arena Łódź Poland Łódź, Poland
3 KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies September 15, 2012 Ergo Arena Poland Gdańsk, Poland
4 KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation December 1, 2012 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland

KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy[edit]

KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy
Information
Promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Date February 25, 2012
Venue Orlen Arena
City Poland Płock, Poland
Event chronology
KSW 17 KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy KSW 19

KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy was a mixed martial arts event held on February 25, 2012 at the Orlen Arena in Płock, Poland.[1]

Background[edit]

The original main event of Jan Błachowicz fighting Dave Branch was changed when Branch had passport issues in the days leading up to the event.[2] He was replaced by Mario Miranda.

Marcin Różalski was initially scheduled to face Jerome Le Banner in a non-main event fight. However, a knee injury forced Le Banner off the card and with only two days notice Valentijn Overeem stepped in as a replacement.[3]

Results[edit]

Fight Card
Weight Class Method Round Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Netherlands Valentijn Overeem def. Poland Marcin Różalski Submission (Heel Hook) 1
Light Heavyweight 93 kg Poland Jan Błachowicz def. Brazil Mario Miranda Decision (Unanimous) 3
Lightweight 70 kg England Curt Warburton def. Poland Artur Sowinski Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 2
Lightweight 70 kg Poland Maciej Jewtuszko def. England Dean Amasinger TKO (Punches) 1
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Karol Bedorf def. United States David Oliva Decision (Unanimous) 2
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Kamil Walus def. Poland Kamil Bazelak TKO (Punches) 1
Lightweight 70 kg Russia Anzor Azhiev def. Germany Cengiz Dana Decision (Unanimous) 2

KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp[edit]

KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp
Information
Promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Date May 12, 2012
Venue Arena Łódź
City Poland Łódź, Poland
Event chronology
KSW 18 KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp KSW 20

KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp was a mixed martial arts event held on May 12, 2012 at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland.[4]

Background[edit]

The main event featured former World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski facing Bob Sapp.[5]

Also on the card was the first ever women's bout in KSW history when Marta Chojnoska fought Paulina Suska in a 55 kilograms (121 lb) catchweight bout.[6]

The vacant KSW Middleweight Championship was given to the winner of Michał Materla and Jay Silva.

Results[edit]

Fight Card
Weight Class Method Round Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski def. United States Bob Sapp TKO (Punches) 1
Middleweight 84 kg Poland Mamed Khalidov def. United States Rodney Wallace KO (Punch) 1
Middleweight 84 kg Poland Michał Materla def. Angola Jay Silva Decision (Majority) 3 For the Inaugural KSW Middleweight Championship.
Middleweight 84 kg United States Matt Horwich def. Poland Antoni Chmielewski TKO (Punches) 3
Welterweight 77 kg Russia Aslambek Saidov def. Armenia Grigor Aschugbabjan Submission (Kimura) 1
Female Catchweight 55 kg Poland Marta Chojnoska def. Poland Paulina Suska Submission (Scarf Hold Armlock) 1 Female Tournament Semi-Finals
Welterweight 77 kg Poland Borys Mankowski def. Poland Marcin Naruszczka Decision (Majority) 2

KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies[edit]

KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies
Information
Promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Date September 15, 2012
Venue Ergo Arena
City Poland Gdańsk, Poland
Event chronology
KSW 19 KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies KSW 21

KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies was a mixed martial arts event held on September 15, 2012 at the Ergo Arena in Gdańsk, Poland.[7]

Background[edit]

The event featured Jan Błachowicz defending the Light Heavyweight Championship against Houston Alexander.[8]

The Różalski-Le Banner bout was originally scheduled for KSW 18, however Le Banner was forced to withdraw due to an injured knee.[8] Le Banner was again forced out of this bout due to injury and was replaced by Rodney Glunder.[9]

Results[edit]

Fight Card
Weight Class Method Round Notes
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Mariusz Pudzianowski def. United States Christos Piliafas TKO (Punches) 1
Light Heavyweight 93 kg Poland Jan Błachowicz (c) def. United States Houston Alexander Decision (Unanimous) 3 For the KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Marcin Rozalski def. Netherlands Rodney Glunder Decision (Unanimous) 3
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Karol Bedorf def. United States Karl Knothe Decision (Unanimous) 3
Welterweight 77 kg Poland Borys Mankowski def. Poland Rafal Moks Decision (Unanimous) 3
Heavyweight 120 kg Poland Kamil Walus def. Poland Jacek Wisniewski TKO (Punches) 1
Lightweight 70 kg Russia Anzor Azhiev def. Scotland Paul Reed Decision (Unanimous) 3

KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation[edit]

KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation
Information
Promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Date December 1, 2012
Venue Hala Torwar
City Poland Warsaw, Poland
Event chronology
KSW 20 KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation KSW 22

KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation was a mixed martial arts event held on December 1, 2012 at the Hala Torwar in Warsaw, Poland.[10]

Background[edit]

It was KSW comeback to Warsaw after two years with no events in capitol city of Poland.

Mamed Khalidov was expected to fight Melvin Manhoef in the main event. However, Manhoef suffered an injury to his left leg and pulled out of the bout.[11] Kendall Grove stepped in to fight Khalidov.[12]

Results[edit]

Fight Card
Weight Class Method Round Notes
Middleweight 84 kg Poland Mamed Khalidov def. United States Kendall Grove Submission (Achilles Lock) 2
Middleweight 84 kg Poland Michał Materla (c) def. United States Rodney Wallace KO (punch) 1 For the KSW Middleweight Championship.
Welterweight 77 kg Poland Aslambek Saidov def. Poland Borys Mańkowski TKO (leg injury) 2 For the Inaugural KSW Welterweight Championship.
Lightweight 70 kg Poland Maciej Jewtuszko def. Poland Artur Sowiński Submission (brabo choke) 2 For the Inaugural KSW Lightweight Championship.
Middleweight 84 kg Poland Piotr Strus def. Poland Krzysztof Kułak TKO (retirement) 2
Female Catchweight 55 kg Poland Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Poland Paulina Bońkowska Decision (Unanimous) 2 Female Tournament Semi-Finals
Middleweight 84 kg United States Matt Horwich def. United States Terry Martin TKO (punches) 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KSW 18 - Unfinished Sympathy". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ Whitman, Mike (February 22, 2012). "Le Banner injured; Valentijn Overeem meets Marcin Rozalski in new KSW 18 headliner". Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Overeem submits Różalski in KSW 18 main event; full results and video". ProMMANow.com. February 26, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "KSW 19 - Pudzianowski vs. Sapp". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  5. ^ Chiappetta, Mike (April 3, 2012). "Bob Sapp vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski Signed for KSW 19 Main Event". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Marta Chojnoska vs. Paulina Suska na gali KSW19!". konfrontacja.com. March 1, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "KSW 20 - Fighting Symphony". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  8. ^ a b "KSW20 – Fight Symphony". Sherdog.com. 2012-09-02. 
  9. ^ "With Jerome Le Banner Injured, Marcin Rozalski to Face Rodney Glunder at Saturday's KSW 20". Sherdog.com. 2012-09-13. 
  10. ^ "KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  11. ^ "Melvin Manhoef Out of KSW 21 Headliner, Promotion Seeks Replacement to Meet Mamed Khalidov". Sherdog. 2012-11-20. 
  12. ^ "Promotion Official: Kendall Grove Meets Mamed Khalidov in New KSW 21 Headliner". Sherdog. 2012-11-23.