KSW 59 took place earlier tonight in Lodz, Poland. In the main event the world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (14-7) scored a quick first round TKO win over late notice replacement Nikola Milanović (0-1). The Serbian, who was a national champion in Sambo and Judo, stepped in on just a couple of hours notice to replace Bombardier who had earlier been rushed to hospital due to an acute appendicitis attack.
The co-main event saw a new bantamweight champion crowned as Sebastian Przybysz (8-2) outpointed Croatia’s Antun Racic (25-9-1) in a five round war. Przybysz avenged his 2018 loss to Racic and becomes just the second ever KSW bantamweight champion.
Eleswhere on the card Olympic hero Damian Janikowski (6-3) showed continued growth as an MMA fighter with a TKO win over the UK’s Jason Radcliffe (16-8), Darko Stosic (14-4) made a successful start to his KSW career with a big KO win over Michal Wlodarek (8-3), and reality TV star Adrian Bartosinski improved to 10-0 with a hard fought win over Spain’s Lionel Padilla (8-2).
KSW 59 Official Results
Mariusz Pudzianowski (14-7) def. *Nikola Milanović (0-1) via TKO (punches), round 1, 1:12.
KSW Bantamweight Title
Sebastian Przybysz (8-2) def. Antun Racic (25-9-1) via unanimous decision (49-46 x 2, 48-47).
Damian Janikowski (6-3) def. Jason Radcliffe (16-8) via TKO (punches), round 2, 4:42.
Darko Stosic (14-4) def. Michal Wlodarek (8-3) via KO (punch), round 2, 4:40.
Michal Pietrzak (10-4) def. Krystian Kaszubowski (9-2) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).
Lukasz Rajewski (11-6) def. Konrad Dyrschka (11-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2).
Adrian Bartosinski (10-0) def. Lionel Padilla (8-2) via TKO (punches), round 3, 4:05.
Sebastian Rajewski (10-6) def. Savo Lazic (10-6) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3).
Patryk Likus (1-0) def. Cyprian Wieczorek (0-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)