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KSW-17 “Revenge” Results: Mariusz Pudzianowski Puts the Heavyweight World on Notice (LOLZ!!)

(Pudz v. Thompson, courtesy of Ironforgesiron

If there was anyone out there who felt that a rematch between former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowksi and world renowned punching bag James Thompson was an absolute necessity, well then I hope you’re satisfied. The fight, which went down yesterday and thankfully was only scheduled for two rounds, saw Thompson thoroughly dominate Pudzianowski in the first round with top control and pitter-patter punches from side control. In fact, the most significant offense Pudianowski was able to mount was a fricken’ jab early in the second that managed to rock Thompson nonetheless. However, the judges, whom I can only assume were members of Pudzianowski’s immediate family, saw the fight in his favor, despite Thompson’s multiple takedowns that would have won him the fight in any other promotion on this planet. “Revenge” indeed.

It’s just baffling how anyone could have given Mariusz that fight, especially considering how the first round went. But perhaps more interesting than the fight itself was that of the post fight interview, wherein Thompson stole the microphone and went on a verbal tirade that would have made Brock Lesnar be like, “Chill, bro.”

The evening’s main event saw Mamed Khalidov score another quick submission win over TUF 7 alum and late replacement for Paulo FilhoJesse Taylor, to retain his middleweight title. Capitalizing on an early takedown from “JT Money,” Khalidov transitioned beautifully between submission attempts, finally locking in a kneebar just 46 seconds into the fight. I think it’s safe to say that Khalidov is currently one of the most overlooked fighters in the middleweight division, and if the UFC doesn’t give him a call then they will be seriously missing out.

In other action, Polish born fighter Jan Blachowicz evened the score with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, taking away a unanimous decision victory over the Cameroonian and scoring some revenge of his own for his second round TKO via retirement loss to Sokoudjou back at KSW 15.

And the bad luck streak continued for our buddy Matt Horwich, who dropped his third straight unanimous decision loss to Michal Materla. I guess we can salvage the fact that someone with a Dan Quinn level of craziness is still competing on a professional level, right?

KSW 17 Results
Mamed Khalidov defeated Jesse Taylor via submission (kneebar) in round 1
Mariusz Pudzianowski defeated James Thompson via majority decision
Jan Bachowicz defeated Sokoudjou via unanimous decision
Michal Materla defeated Matt Horwich via unanimous decision in an overtime round
Artur Sowiski defeated Maciej Jewtuszko via KO (punches) in round 1
Antoni Chmielewski defeated James Zikic via split decision in an overtime round
Aslambek Saidov defeated Rafal Moks via majority decision

Thompson’s speech, for anyone who can understand it

Khalidov v. Taylor (video missing first 30 seconds)


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chzhyy- November 28, 2011 at 10:24 am
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tojo- November 28, 2011 at 5:17 am
Outcome has been changed to No contest.

It seems someone understood what Thompson said.
fatbellyfrank- November 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Is it just me, or did anyone else think James was'nt happy with the Samsung Tablet, from what i could understand it was a "Fooken Jawk" JT didn't get an Ipad......or something.
but yeah, fucken highway robbery right there, and his team fist pumpin and shit, it was a bit of a..... bit of a, oh thats right, bit of a Fooken Jawk
skeletor- November 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm
That was a bullshit call. That being said I read the title of this article and immediately knew who wrote it. You are fucking terrible at life Danga, I hope you choke on the next dick you suck.
Motivated Penn- November 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Holy cow that was ridiculous. Thompson blatantly won that fight.
lenoz- November 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm
Surely he can get this shit overturned or does it not work that way out in Poland?
Clyde- November 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm
If your judging criteria is solely who came closest to finishing the fight on the most occasions, then you can score that for Pudzianowski. Thompson's GNP didn't seem that damaging and Pudzianowski had Thompson hurt and in trouble a couple of times.

Although don't get me wrong, the decision was bullshit.
fightfan- November 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Even worse was his team celebrating like pud actually won. Not a chance n hell Pud won....Maybe the 2nd was close, I had JT winning both rounds
DangadaDang- November 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm
^Agreed, but lord was it ugly nonetheless.
Get Off Me- November 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Thompson is completely justified in his tirade.
Spunderpants- November 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm
what utter bullshit!!!! bad luck to JT who's been fucked yet again, first by Elite in his fight against Kimbo and now against Pudz.