DSF Challenge 20: Report And Results (By Pawel Sawicki)

DSF 20 Fight Poster

On Saturday February 23rd, DSF Kickboxing Challenge held their 20th event in Krakow, Poland. WKN world champion and DSF Kickboxing Challenge heavyweight champion, Tomasz Sarara defeated Abderahman Coulibaly from France in the main event to retain his heavyweight belt. Glory veteran Kiril Kornilov was not allowed to fight Thomas Hron.

Sarara Defends Title
Tomasz Sarara controlled all the fight. The local star showed outstanding boxing skills to dominate the Frenchman. Coulibaly tried to make some damage with kicks and knees, but he was not able to hurt the reigning DSF Kickboxing Challenge Heavyweight Champion. The judges gave Sarara all rounds but the third round was scored as even. It was Sarara’s first title defense. He is scheduled to fight the DSF Kickboxing Challenge Heavyweight Tournament winner in a title defense next year. We should expect his return in June, probably in Moscow. Sarara said right after the fight that he needs some leave, and he thinks Tomas Hron is going to win the heavyweight tournament.

Polish Legend Makes DSF Debut
Polish kickboxing legend Lukasz Jarosz defeated Dutch veteran Wendell Roche in the co-main event. Jarosz made his promotional debut. He’s a former ISKA world champion and Polish K-1
Grand Prix heavyweight champion, where he defeated former KSW champion Marcin Rozalski. Jarosz dropped Roche twice in the first round, and tried to finish the fight and became exhausted. Roche
tried to finish the fight in the third, but Jarosz survived big uppercuts and hooks and got the victory. He said that he would like to face a K-1 legend like Alexey Ignashov in his next fight,
and he will face Marcin Rozalski in his final fight in contract with DSF.

“Polish Psycho” Captures Title
22 year old WAKO amateur world champion Adam “Polish Psycho” Gielata dominated Jaroslaw Daschke in their DSF Kickboxing Challenge lightweight title fight. Wroclaw’s own Gielata use his big height and reach advantage to win all five rounds. Daschke tried to get inside but Gielata used his knees. The former champion had some arm issues due to Gielata’s middle kicks. The referee made the decision to give a count to former champion Daschke while he was standing and that was weird. Gielata said that he wants to fight Mirkko Moisar next to avenge the only loss in his pro career. DSF promoter Slawomir Duba said that is a great idea and he will contact the Estonian kickboxing superstar.

-75 kg Title Fight A FOTY Candidate
In a solid FOTY candidate, Marcin Mazurkiewicz from Fight House Nowy Sacz defeated Piotr Sokol from Ring Krakow for the inaugural DSF Kickboxing Challenge under 75 kg division Championship. Enfusion and Glory veteran Rafal Dudek’s protege used his great boxing skills. It was a toe to toe kickboxing war with barrages of punches in bunches. Both of them tried to finish the fight as soon as it started, but both fighters’ jaws seemed made from granite. Epic must-see fight, and Mazurkiewicz was declared victorious. He has returned after an over a year lay-off, and avenged his loss to Sokol from the past. He will face a foreigner next, and if victorious he will meet Fight Exclusive Night (another Polish K- promotion) champion, Dominik Zadora.

DSF Heavyweight Tournament Debuts
The DSF Kickboxing Challenge heavyweight tournament debuted on this card. Dawid Zoltaszek, a Pole who lives and trains in London, defeated Belorussian kickboxer Zakhar Trofimov in the first
quarterfinal. Zoltaszek used his experience at the high European level, and dominated the Belorussian Kickboxing Federation fighter. Zoltaszek tried to finish Trofimov, but the young fighter was able to survive and both finished exhausted.

Tomas Hron advanced to the semifinal without a fight due to Kiril Kornilov illness. The Russian fighter got sick during training camp and a doctor did not allow him to fight. The fight was cancelled 2 hours before the event, so the DSF organization was not able to call for reserve fighter Arkadiusz Wrzosek, the GLORY heavyweight tournament participant and Fight Exclusive Night champion. Hron and Zoltaszek will meet in June, probably in Moscow.

Prelims Results
Enfusion and Glory veteran Rafal Dudek had no problem with Artur Zakirko, and dominated the Ukrainian to avenge his protege Marcin Mazurkiewicz’s past loss. Dudek showed Dutch-style kickboxing with great combinations. The Mike’s Gym fighter did what he needed and claimed victory.

Kamil Sojkowski from Lodz defeated Tomasz Broton from Fight House Nowy Sacz in the opening bout. It was Broton’s welterweight debut and he has gassed in the third. Sojkowski remained fresh and
was able to capitalize on Broton’s fatigue.

You can see the all event below and check all results.

Preliminary card:
71 kg: Kamil Sójkowski (Poland) defeated Tomasz Broton (Poland) by split decision (29-28, 29-30,
72,5 kg: Rafal Dudek (Poland) defeated Artur Zakirko (Ukraine) by split decision

DSF heavyweight tournament quarterfinals:
+91 kg: Dawid Zoltaszek (Poland) defeated Zakhar Trafimov (Belarus) by unanimous decision (30-
27, 29-28, 30-27)
+91 kg: Tomas Hron vs Kirill Kornilov – Kornilov was not allowed to fight by doctor – Hron
advances to semifinal

DSF Kickboxing Challenge vacant Welterweight Championship:
75 kg: Marcin Mazurkiewicz (Poland) defeated Piotr Sokol by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-47,
49-47) and became the first ever DSF -75 kg champion

DSF Kickboxing Challenge Lightweight Championship:
71 kg: Adam “Polish Psycho” Gielata (Poland) defeated Jaroslaw Daschke (Poland) by unanimous decision (50-46,
49-46, 50-46) and became new DSF -71 kg champion

Co-main event:
+91 kg: Łukasz Jarosz (Poland) defeated Wendell Roche (Netherlands) by unanimous decision

Main event:
DSF Kickboxing Challenge heavyweight championship:

+95 kg: Tomasz Sarara (Poland) defeated Abderahman Coulibaly by unanimous decision (50-48,
50-48, 50-48) and retains DSF belt for the first time

Sarara With Belt Photo
DSF Kickboxing Challenge World Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Sarara retained his title.

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