In the first match of the evening, Sebastian Prybysz was victorious after a three-round slugfest against the Slovene Lemmy Krušič via a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26). Poland – Balkans 1:0!
Guts over fear have been to words to live by as far as Ivica Trušček‘s MMA career is concerned! Showcasing that once more, ‘The Terror’ has stepped up to take on Krystian Kaszubowski on one-day notice! A great effort in front of his home town crowd was simply not enough against a far more prepared rival, who completely outwrestled Trušček winning in split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Poland – Balkans 2:0!
After an initial test of strenghts, Roman Szymanski almost took care of business late in the first round but Miloš Janičić was literally saved by the bell! Roman and Miloš went back and forth for the next two rounds in a fight which could have gone both ways. Roman Szymanski has managed to squeeze out a victory in a unanimous decision. Poland – Balkans 3:0!
The first knockout of the evening was at the hands of the fan favorite, Ivan Erslan. He has successfully KOed Darwin Rodriguez, thus ensuring his perfect record, now 8-0.
The fifth bout of the evening between Ilić and Kesik was predicted as a striking contest which must have ended in a highlight KO or TKO. In the end, Cezary Kesik has altered his game plan for the lanky Joker, choosing to stick to grappling and simply outwork the Serbian fighter, winning via submission in the second round. Poland – Balkans 4:0!
Dominating fashion! Two words to best describe the performance of the former PFL and Rizin fighter from Cro Cop Team, Ante Delija! Delija has produced a round and a half clinic and then knocking out the late replacement for the injured Denis Stojnić, Oli Rodriguez being the better fighter every second of the fight!
In the fight of the night up to this point, Filip Pejić and Daniel Torres gave it their all going back and forth in a third-round striking war! Despite the fan support of his crowd, Filip Pejić was simply not the better man in neither of the three rounds and late resurgences for the ‘Nitro’ couldn’t cut it against the Brazilian tonight. Torres via a unanimous decision.
What happens when you have a fight for the inaugural title between two amazing bantamweights? Račić and Stasiak went at it for the entirety of 25 minutes! The mentality and fighting spirit of Antun Račić proved to be crucial and that he does deserve to be the KSW’s champion. Račić simply outgrinded the submission specialist in a winning effort being better both on the feet and on the ground and winning via a majority decision (47-47, 48-47, 48-46). Poland – Balkans 4:1.
The most entertaining match of the evening, the co-main event, between the former KSW champion Borys Mankowski and Vaso Bakočević unfortunately did not last long. Borys proved an even quicker fighter at the new weight and did not leave any ‘wiggle’ room for the ever entertaining ‘Psychopath’ tonight, wrapping him up in the third minute of the fight and making him tap. Mankowski via submission in Round 1. Poland – Balkans 5:1.