Watch Mamed Khalidov Reclaim KSW Title With Jumping Switch Kick
Joaquin Buckley wasn't the only fighter to buzz the MMA world Saturday with a head kick KO, as Mamed Khalidov scored one at KSW 55.
Not only did Mamed Khalidov reclaim KSW’s middleweight title on Saturday, the decorated fighter did so in jaw-dropping fashion.
Khalidov puts away Scott Askham with leaping switch kick
The 40-year-old Khalidov faced Scott Askham in the headliner of KSW 55, and as you can see by watching the clip below, he reclaimed the middleweight title with a leaping switch kick and follow-up punches.
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) October 11, 2020
So, the KO wasn’t as devastating as Joaquin Buckley’s at UFC Fight Island 5. But, it was pretty, pretty spectacular.
Khalidov was competing for the first time since December, when he lost via decision to Askham. With the win, the Polish star ended a three fight losing skid and moved his overall record to 35-7-2.
The 32-year-old Askham’s record now sits at 19-5.
They said he was finished. Guess again! #KSW55
Ladies & gentlemen, the new KSW middleweight Mamed Khalidov 👑 pic.twitter.com/45emZbGWDS
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) October 10, 2020
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KSW 55 results
Here are the complete results for KSW 55, which went down in Warzaw, Poland (results via Combat Press.com).
Mamed Khalidov def. Scott Askham by KO (jumping switch kick and punches), R1, 0:36 – for middleweight title
Michał Materla def. Aleksandar Ilić by TKO (elbows), R2, 1:34
Damian Janikowski def. Andreas Gustafsson Berg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tomasz Romanowski def. Ion Surdu by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Damian Stasiak def. Patryk Surdyn by submission (arm-triangle choke), R2, 4:19
Przemysław Mysiala def. Stjepan Bekavac by TKO (punches), R2, 4:04
Krystian Kaszubowski def. Jakub Kamieniarz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-24)
Karolina Wójcik def. Sylwia Juśkiewicz by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)