Mariusz Pudzianowski (left) faces James Thompson in the KSW 16 main event. Photo credit: Jumana Totongi/

KSW 16 is going down today at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

The main event features a heavyweight match-up between Polish strong man Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James “The Colossus” Thompson.

In the co-main event, KSW light heavyweight champ Mamed Khalidov drops down in weight to take on Olympic silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland. will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout today’s event starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. CT.

KSW 16 quick results:

  • Mamed Khalidov def. Matt Lindland by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1
  • James Thompson def. Mariusz Pudzianowski by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2
  • Jan Blachowicz def. Toni Valtonen by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2
  • Michael Meterla def. James Zikic by unanimous decision
  • Artur Sowinski def. Cengiz Dana by unanimous decision
  • Attila Vegh def. Grigor Aschugbabjan by TKO (strikes) Rd 2
  • Marcin Rozalski def. Sergei Shemetov by TKO (doctor stoppage – arm injury) Rd 1

KSW 16 play-by-play:

Sergei Shemetov vs. Marcin Rozalski

Sergei is a long time friend of Pro MMA Now. You can find multiple interviews on this site with he and his brother Vitaly.

Round 1 – Sergei drops Marcin early with some devastating strikes. Marcin throws his legs up and Sergei goes for a standing foot lock. The ref stands Marcin up after they get caught in the ropes. Big punches from Sergei but he drops to the ground due to his arm being injured somehow during the melee and he is forced to quit. Sad news for the Shemetov brother and we hope that he is okay. It looks like it is probably broken.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Marcin Rozalski def. Sergei Shemetov by TKO (doctor stoppage – arm injury) Rd 1

Attila Vegh vs. Grigor Aschugbabjan

Round 1 – Leg kicks and punches from Grigor but Attila drops him with what appears to be a low blow. Time out is called while he recovers. Leg kick from Grigor. Knee to the body from Attila, Grigor with an overhand right. Leg kick from Grigor and another overhand right. Attila with a right hook and he lands another low kick to the groin and Grigor goes to the ground once again in pain. Leg kick from Grigor then he lands a spinning wheel kick that catches Attila perfectly, one more shot puts Attila down where he tries for a triangle but Grigor escapes and Attila is back on his feet where they start trading again. Jumping knees from Attila, one two punch. Grigo misses with a counter punch. Body kick from Attila, he then grabs Grigor in a front headlock and drags him to the ground where he gains side control. Hammerfists from Attila, then a few punches, he stands and kicks Grigor before the bell. Very close round really.

Round 2 – Leg kick from Grigor. Knees to the body from Attila, he grabs a tie clinch and lands several knees and Grigor goes down. He points to his eye that he can’t see. The ref looks fed up with him and they stop the bout.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Attila Vegh def. Grigor Aschugbabjan by TKO (strikes) Rd 2

Michal Materla vs. James Zikic

Round 1 – Both guys using a jab. Materla with a big overhand right, clinch briefly. Body shot from Zikic. Right hand from Materla. Clinch, Materla backs out and they exchange multiple shots. Both of them are staying busy with punches but nothing big landing. Materla shoots, puts Zikic on his back. Materla is in half guard working from top position. Lay and pray from Materla, he is doing very little. Finally he throws a few punches but really did not do much from the top.

Round 2 – They trade punches and Zikic is rocked but they both slip to the ground. They get up and start exchanging again. The crowd cheers as they both land some nice shots. Body shot from Zikic, nice right and Materla shoots, stuffed. They exchange a bit and Materla shoots again, getting it this time yet the go under the ropes. The ref moves them to the center and Materla gets side control. Zaikic tries to turtle up but Materla maintains control and rides out the round in side control. He should have it unanimously.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Michael Meterla def. James Zikic by unanimous decision

Jan Blachowicz vs. Toni Valtonen

Round 1 – Blachowicz gets the takedown early and has control from half guard. Blachowicz gets side control then takes Valtonen’s back with a figure four leg lock around his waist. He goes for the choke but it’s not under his chin, they roll to their knees while Blachowicz remains locked on his back. Valtonen continues to fight the choke with a little over two minutes to go Valtonen spins around and ends up in top position inside full guard. Blachowicz attempts an armbar but Valtonen pulls out and fires off some punches. Blachowicz sweeps, takes Valtonen’s back until the bell sounds.

Round 2 – Blachowicz lands a big punch and Valtonen shoots, ends up on his back with Blachowicz in side control, he mounts, takes Valtonen’s back and lands punches to the side of his head, they roll, he goes for the choke and Valtonen taps out. Pay attention to this guy.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Jan Blachowicz def. Toni Valtonen by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2

Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James Thompson

Round 1 – Pudz puts him on his back early, has side control. Thompson gets to his feet and clinches up. They separate, clinch, knee to the body from Thompson. Pudz lands some punches. Pudz lands some big punches but Thompson shoots and puts him on his back and has side control. Thompson tries to put him in a crucifix but Pudz escapes and gets to his feet. Pudz starts landing bombs, head hunting Thompson, has him against the ropes, in the corner, lands some big shots, looking like the Kimbo fight here for a minute as Thompson takes punishment. Pudz slows down though and Thompson is able to take him down, gets full mount and starts punishing. Pudz gives up his back and Thompson goes for the choke. Thompson is back in full mount and Pudz is flailing now eating shots. He gives up his back again, gets to his feet now as the bell sounds. Great first round.

Round 2 – Pudz has clearly improved. His cardio has improved a lot too –ok scratch that last statement. He looks tired as this round opens, eats a big leg kick. Overhand right from Thompson and Pudz’s hands are down. He’s exhausted. Thompson gets a single leg and puts him on his back easily. Thompson in side control and locks Pudzianowski in an arm tirangle. He taps out. It’s all over.

OFFICIAL RESULT: James Thompson def. Mariusz Pudzianowski by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2

NOTES: Thompson is an enormous man. He’s taller than Pudz and a strong guy. Of course he doesn’t have the brute strength of Pudz, but he’s been fighting a long time and has good functional strength. The choke that Thompson got on him looked almost like a neck crank, I think it had more to do with Pudz being gassed than anything. Pudz tagged him with some big shots in round one.

Mamed Khalidov vs. Matt Lindland

Round 1 – Khalidov backs Lindland up with punches and puts him on his back. Lindland holding on trying to avoid punishment. Lindland has full closed guard. Khalidov jumps into a guillotine as Lindland gets up, it is so tight it looks like he’s going to rip his neck off. Lindland is too dry and goes to sleep. It’s over just like that folks. Mamed Khalidov has choked out the 2000 Olympic silver medalist. Lindland is back on his feet trying to find out what happened, looking extremely disappointed.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Mamed Khalidov def. Matt Lindland by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1

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