Over the course of a mixed martial arts bout, there aren’t many times that a fighter can feel like they are entirely safe from their opponent.
One of the few exceptions to that has generally been when a fighter has their opponent mounted.
Aside from the rare occasion where Aleksei Oleinik has hit an ezekiel choke while mounted, the fighter on top is generally in complete control.
That turned out to not be the case during a fight today that featured a former boxing champion.
Former WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Głowacki made his MMA debut today at KSW Colosseum 2 in Poland.
Early in the fight, he was mounted by his opponent, Patryk Tolkaczewski.
As Tolkaczewski started raining punches from on top of him, Glowacki decided to fire back. The first left hook he threw from his back landed cleanly and put his opponent out. He then rolled Tolkaczewski over and landed one more shot for good measure.
KNOCKED OUT from FULL MOUNT! 🤯
Former WBO cruiserweight champ 🇵🇱 Krzysztof Głowacki is dangerous from anywhere!!
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) June 3, 2023
You couldn’t ask for much more out of a fighter’s debut than for them to have their worst-case scenario happen a minute into the fight and then they get a win in a way that is rarely seen in MMA.
That successful debut follows a pretty strong boxing career from Glowacki.
He won the WBO cruiserweight title back in 2015 and defended it once before running into Oleksandr Usyk and losing a decision.
He later won the belt one more time, but lost it in his first defense.
Overall, he put together a 32-4 record with 20 wins by knockout and 3 of his 4 losses coming in title fights.
It took Krzysztof Glowacki just one MMA fight to make it look like that striking ability is going to translate pretty well to his new career.