KSW presented their first card of 2023 in KSW 78: Materla vs Grove 2 event on January 21, 2023, from Netto Arena in Szczecin, Poland.
The second encounter between Michał Materla and Kendall Grove headlined the event in a 195 lbs catchweight bout. Materla defeated Grove in their previous bout in 2013 via a unanimous decision.
Michał Materla came into this bout with a win and a loss in 2022. He defeated Jason Radcliffe at KSW 66 before felling to Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 70. Grove, a 13 times UFC competitor, was returning to MMA after 3 years. He was last seen BKFC in September 2020 where he lost to Hector Lombard.
Tomasz Romanowski and Radosław Paczuski clashed in the middleweight co-main event. Romanowski came into the bout with three wins in 2022 while Paczuski remained undefeated with 2 more wins last year.
Scroll below for the results from KSW 78: Materla vs Grove 2 event with a complete fight card and more details.
- Borys Dzikowski def. Andre Langen via unanimous decision – Middleweight Bout
- Oskar Szczepaniak def. Raimondas Krilavičius via unanimous decision – Lightweight Bout
- Łukasz Rajewski def. Sahil Siraj via TKO at 4:05 of round 1- Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Rafał Kijańczuk def. Marc Doussis via TKO (Punches) at 2:03 of round 1- Light Heavyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Kleber Raimundo Silva def. Łukasz Sudolski via KO at 0:40 of round 2- Light Heavyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Valeriu Mircea def. Borys Mańkowski via KO at 4:20 of round 1- Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Roman Szymański def. Raul Tutarauli via submission at 1:05 of round 1- Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Co-Main Event: Tomasz Romanowski def. Radosław Paczuski via split decison- Middleweight Bout
- Main Event: Michał Materla def. Kendall Grove via TKO at 4:27 of round 2 – 195 lbs Catchweight Bout