Karl Bedorf (left) vs. Fernando Rodrigues Jr. (KSW/ Facebook)
KSW 37 Circus of Pain Results: Rodrigues Jr. Unseats Bedorf, Pudzianowski Smashes Rak
On Saturday, Dec. 3, top Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki returned to Krakow, Poland for KSW 37: Circus of Pain.
In the evening’s main event, KSW heavyweight champion Karl Bedorf put his five-year winning streak on the line against Brazil’s Fernando Rodrigues Jr. Bedorf most recently defended his title with a first-round knockout of James McSweeney at KSW 34 in March. Rodrigues Jr. submitted Yosef Ali Mohammad in the first round at the inaugural Euro FC event in October.
In the evening’s main card action, beloved former strongman competitor Mariusz Pudzianowski hoped to return to the win column against Polish rapper Paweł Rak. Pudzianowski was upset in his two most recent outings against Peter Graham and Marcin Różalski. Rak last fought in 2008 when he moved his record to two wins and one loss.
The event aired live at 12 p.m. ET on KSW TV.
Fernando Rodrigues Jr. def. Karol Bedorf by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:34 – for heavyweight title
Mariusz Pudzianowski def. Paweł Rak by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:20
Borys Mańkowski def. John Maguire by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) – for welterweight title
Marcin Wrzosek def. Artur Sowiński by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 2:55 – for featherweight title
Mansour Barnaoui def. Łukasz Chlewicki by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 3:09
Marcin Wójcik def. Marcin Łazarz by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:43
Filip Wolański def. Denilson Neves de Oliveira by split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
David Zawada def. Robert Radomski by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:50
Roman Szymanski def. Sebastian Romanowski by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:58