Norman Parke Defeats Polish Zombie To Capture KSW Interim-Gold

Stormin Norman Parke claimed the KSW interim-lightweight title with a victory over Marcin ‘The Polish Zombie’ Wrzosek in a very close contest at KSW 50.

It was vintage Parke in the sense that his patented pressure was the difference between the two. Of course, his fellow TUF veteran Wrzosek was able to have his moments but in the end, the judges saw it as a split decision victory for the Northern Irishman.

Wrzosek later revealed that he had sustained a broken foot in the second round of their closely-contest affair.

In the direct aftermath of the fight, ‘Stormin’ Norman agreed that the fight was sufficiently close to warrant a rematch – offering Wrzosek the opportunity to run it back once he had healed up.

Parke fought against the still-reigning KSW lightweight champion, the unbeaten Mateusz Gamrot on two occasions back in 2017 – a pair of contests that were marred heavily by some seriously ugly instances of controversy.

‘Stormin’ Norman was on the receiving end of a fight-ending eye-poke, groin shots, and one rather blatant bite on his fingers from the 15-0 Polishman and now, despite his offer of rematching Wrzosek, one would have to assume that he is angling towards a third showdown with Gamrot.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

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