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[VIDEO] Can-Crushing Roundup: Pudzianowski and Blachowicz Victorious, Panajotovic Pulverizes Pathetic Foe


Sometimes, there’s no shame in being a can crusher. As much as we love watching close fights between our sport’s top fighters, some of our sport’s most entertaining finishes came to fruition because a fighter of reasonable competence was locked in the cage with an utterly hopeless ham-n-egger. There’s nothing wrong with pounding the bejesus out of a hapless jobber every once in a while, which is exactly what Mariusz Pudzianowski, Jan Blachowicz and Dusan Panajotovic did yesterday. Fortunately for us, they filmed it for posterity as well.

At thirty-five years old, “can crusher” is probably the ceiling for five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski’s MMA career. The odds of him ending up in the big leagues outside of his home country are pretty slim- which is perfect, because he seems more than content to smash freaks and nobodies in front of enthusiastic Polish fans. At yesterday’s KSW 20, Pudzianowski faced 4-1 Greek American prospect Christos Piliafas. All of Piliafas’ fights have ended by TKO- four of which in the first round. A technical grappling clinic this would not be, as Pudzianowski scored takedowns and eventually punched out Piliafas 3:48 seconds into round one. Unfortunately, videos of this scrap have quickly been taken off of YouTube. We know, we’re just as heartbroken as you are.

But as a consolation prize, we’re going to offer you KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz’s successful title defense against Houston Alexander from the same card. A win over Alexander may not mean too much anymore, yet Blachowicz never appeared in trouble throughout the fight. Unfortunately, save for an armbar at the end of round one and a triangle choke at the end of round two, neither did Alexander. Okay, so it’s a pretty lousy consolation prize. Whaddayagonnado?

One final note: Bob Sapp apparently retired after his most recent humiliating defeat, and quickly unretired to fight Dusan Panajotovic before anyone could actually enjoy him not being around. Despite the professionalism that Ultimate Fight Serbia tries to convey- and by the way, I can’t help but feel like I’ve seen their logo before – they booked Bob Sapp to fight and got exactly what they paid for. They got a YouTube hype video that looked like this:

And a fight that looked like this:

Any questions?


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Anhonestmoose- September 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm
The opposing fighter and referee both seemed to think Sapp came to fight (see 1:50 and 2:30). Sapp, however, had no such expectations for himself (see 1:50, 2:23, and 2:40)
GistoftheFist- September 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm
That promotion is so ghetto it couldn't even afford an airhorn so they had someone blow a kazoo.
RearNakedSpoon- September 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm
"Any questions?"

Why do they have the UFC's original logo in the middle of the cage?
RearNakedSpoon- September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm
Whoops, I forgot to put my hand in the air.
SethF- September 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm
1.) I will never forgive you.
2.) Probably for the same reason Dusan was wearing UFC trunks, I guess.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm
They should have Houston fighting in a swimming pool so he can navigate with echo-location. He'd probably perform way better. His trainer should be using positive reinforcement with a bucket of fish.
kellyman- September 16, 2012 at 10:05 am
On the Bob Sapp video, the wide shot with the audience is pretty pathetic, especially since it's the main event, and maybe 10% of the seats are full. Then again, the only reason I watched it was to understand your logo joke. You couldn't save me the time and link to the Serbian logo?
SethF- September 16, 2012 at 10:21 am
If I had to waste my Sunday watching that, then damn it, so did you.
Kieran_K- September 16, 2012 at 9:55 am
The tell is at 2:23. What a fucking joke.