Shamil Musaev and Uros Jurisic have each been fined following their post-fight brawl at KSW 58 this past Saturday.
Shortly after Musaev earned a unanimous verdict over Jurisic in a featured welterweight bout in Lodz, Poland, the two men reconvened in the cage. What momentarily looked like it would be a sportsmanlike embrace instead resulted in Musaev slamming his opponent on the canvas. What followed from there was an all-out melee, with both corners diving on the pile while officials attempted to separate the combatants.
KSW officials have reviewed all available video, and as a result of the incident, Musaev has been fined 50 percent of his purse, and Jurisic has received a 30 percent fine. Additionally, Abus Magomedov, who helped corner Musaev, has been banned from fighting for six months and cornering for 12 months for his part in the scene.
“Moreover, all the unauthorized persons who entered the cage after the fight was over are banned from taking part in the KSW events as members of fighters’ teams,” a statement from KSW read. “KSW would like to emphasize that unsportsmanlike behavior and violations of the federation’s rules by the fighters or members of their teams is completely unacceptable.”
Musaev’s unanimous decision victory will stand. However, the bonuses awarded from the “Fight of the Night”-winning bout will be withheld from the athletes. Instead, those awards, along with the fighters’ fines, will be donated to the treatment of Laura Paczula and Pola Omielanczuk, the latter of which is the daughter of UFC veteran Daniel Omielanczuk.
Moscow’s Musaev improved to 14-0 with the victory, with his last three triumphs coming under the KSW banner. Jurisic, a veteran of Bellator, Titan FC and “The Ultimate Fighter 21,” lost for the first time in 12 professional appearances.