Damian Janikowski

Damian Janikowski (born June 27, 1989 in Wrocław) is a Polish mixed martial artist and former wrestler who won the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the Greco-Roman 84 kg category.

Damian Janikowski
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Personal information
NationalityPolish
BornJune 27, 1989 (1989-06-27) (age 33)
Wrocław, Poland
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight84 kg (185 lb)[1]
Sport
Weight classMiddleweight

Wrestling careerEdit

At the 2011 World Championships, he won the silver medal in the 84 kg men's Greco-Roman division. He beat Pedro Garcia Perez, Alan Khugaev, Eerik Aps and Nazmi Avluca before losing to Alim Selimov in the final.[2]

At the 2012 European Championships, he beat Zhan Belenyuk, Jim Petterson and Andrea Minguzzi, before losing to Hristo Marinov.[3]

Janikowski represented his native Poland at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where he won the bronze medal. He beat Nazmi Avluca in the first round, Amer Hrustanović in the next and Pablo Shorey in the quarter final before losing to Karam Gaber in the semifinal.[4] Janikowski was entered in to the repechage, where he beat Mélonin Noumonvi to win his bronze medal.[4] He is 180 centimetres (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighs 85 kilograms (187 lb).

At the 2014 European Championships, he beat Javid Hamzatov before losing to Rami Hietaniemi. Because Hietaniemi reached the semifinals, Janikowski was entered into the repechage. In the repechage, he beat Ahmet Yildirim, Jim Petterson and Robert Kobliashvili, before beating Jan Fischer to win his bronze medal.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

In 2017, Janikowski opted to try his hand at mixed martial arts and signed with the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki organization. He made his debut at KSW 39 on May 27, 2017. He faced Julio Gallegos and won the fight via TKO due to knees and punches in the first round.

Janikowski faced Szymon Kołecki at KSW 52 on December 7, 2019. He lost the fight via a second round knockout.[6]

Damian faced Andreas Gustafsson at KSW 55: Askham vs. Khalidov 2. He won the fight via split decision.[7]

Janikowski faced Jason Radcliffe at KSW 59 on March 20, 2021.[8] He won the bout via TKO in the second round. [9]

Janikowski faced ex-UFC fighter Paweł Pawlak in his KSW debut on September 4, 2021 at KSW 63: Soldić vs. Kincl.[10] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[11]

Janikowski faced Tomasz Jakubiec on March 19, 2022 at KSW 68: Parnasse vs. Rutkowski. He won the bout in the first round, knocking Jakubiec unconscious.[12]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 7 wins 4 losses
By knockout 6 3
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Tom Breese KSW 74: De Fries vs. Prasel September 10, 2022 Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Win 7–4 Tomasz Jakubiec KO (punch) KSW 68: Parnasse vs. Rutkowski March 19, 2022 1 3:42 Radom, Poland
Loss 6–4 Paweł Pawlak Decision (unanimous) KSW 63: Crime of The Century September 4, 2021 3 5:00 Warszawa, Poland
Win 6–3 Jason Radcliffe TKO (punches) KSW 59: Fight Code March 20, 2021 2 4:41 Łódź, Poland
Win 5–3 Andreas Gustafsson Decision (split) KSW 55: Askham vs. Khalidov 2 October 10, 2020 3 5:00 Łódź, Poland
Loss 4–3 Szymon Kołecki TKO (punches) KSW 52: Race December 7, 2019 2 3:03 Gliwice, Poland Catchweight (201 lbs)
Win 4–2 Tony Giles Submission (verbal) KSW 50: London September 14, 2019 1 1:24 London, England
Loss 3–2 Aleksandar Ilić KO (head kick) KSW 47: The X-Warriors March 23, 2019 3 0:23 Łódź, Poland
Loss 3–1 Michał Materla TKO (punches) KSW 45: The Return to Wembley October 6, 2018 1 3:10 London, England
Win 3–0 Yannick Bahati TKO (punches) KSW 43: Soldić vs. Du Plessis April 14, 2018 1 0:18 Wrocław, Poland
Win 2–0 Antoni Chmielewski TKO (punches) KSW 41: Mankowski vs. Soldić December 23, 2017 2 2:33 Katowice, Poland
Win 1–0 Julio Gallegos TKO (knee and punches) KSW 39: Colosseum May 27, 2017 1 1:26 Warszawa, Poland

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2017-11-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "International Wrestling Database - 2011 World Championship". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  3. ^ "International Wrestling Database - 2012 European Championships". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  4. ^ a b "Damian Janikowski Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  5. ^ "International Wrestling Database - 2014 European Championships". www.iat.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  6. ^ Peter Carroll (December 7, 2019). "KSW 52 results: Champions Scott Askham, Salahdine Parnasse shine in Gliwice". mmafighting.com.
  7. ^ Ben Duffy (October 10, 2020). "Mamed Khalidov Wipes Out Scott Askham to Regain Middleweight Title at KSW 55". sherdog.com.
  8. ^ Tristen Critchfield (March 2, 2021). "Darko Stosic vs. Michal Wlodarek, Four Other Bouts Added to KSW 59 Lineup". Sherdog.
  9. ^ "KSW 59: Fight Code Results". Cageside Press. 20 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  10. ^ Martin, Damon (2021-08-12). "Olympic bronze medalist Damian Janikowski faces ex-UFC fighter Pawel Pawlak at KSW 63". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  11. ^ "KSW 63: Paweł Pawlak pokonał Damiana Janikowskiego (WIDEO) - Polsat Sport". www.polsatsport.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  12. ^ "Co za nokaut w KSW! Janikowski wrócił do wygrywania [WIDEO]". Sport.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2022-03-20.