Aussie heavyweight Peter Graham halted a two fight losing skid earlier Sunday morning Australian time with a TKO stoppage over former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski.
The bout headlined KSW 32 which for the first time took place outside of Poland at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
Within the opening few seconds, 38-year-old Pudzianowski took Graham down where he looked to smother the K-1 veteran from inside the guard. A referee stand-up in the final 30-seconds of the round gave Graham the opportunity to land some solid shots before the end of the round.
The Polish heavyweight had tired noticeably by the start of the second-round as Graham turned the tide to his favour, landing solid strikes. A nicely timed uppercut had Pudzianowski dropping to his back. Graham immediately capitalised, landing hammer-fists and then elbows to force the referee stoppage.
The official time given was 2:00 into the second round as Graham moves his professional MMA record to 11-9 (KSW 2-1). Pudzianowski loses for the first time in four bouts to drop to 9-4 (KSW 9-3).