The black belt in Bjj and current KSW Mw champion Scott Askham entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-4-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 middleweight in the world. He lost two consecutive fights between 2016 and 2017, against Jack Hermansson and Bradley Scott, but then he has won four bouts defeating Marcin Wojcik and Michal Materla in his last two (Michal Materla vs Scott Askham 2).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, tae-kwon-do and former KSW champion in two weight classes Mamed Khalidov, has an official record of 34-6-2 (88% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.26 in the same weight class but he comes off two consecutive losses, both against Tomasz Narkun (Mamed Khalidov vs Tomasz Narkun I and Tomasz Narkun vs Mamed Khalidov 2); before these fights he had beat Borys Mankowski in 2017 (Mamed Khalidov vs Borys Mankowski). Askham vs Khalidov is the main event of KSW 52. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: KSW 52 Race: Askham vs. Khalidov
Where: Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, Poland
Division: catchweight (187.4 lbs, 85 kg)
Askham’s previous fight: Michal Materla vs Scott Askham 2
Khalidov’s previous fight: Tomasz Narkun vs Mamed Khalidov 2
Askham vs Khalidov full fight video:
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