Former UFC fighter James Irvin, currently embroiled in a steroid scandal with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), jumped on a Polish payday by agreeing to fight Mamed Khalidov in the main event of Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) 15 last Saturday night (March 19) at Towar Hall in Warsaw.
Unfortunately the change in scenery did little to change his luck.
"The Sandman" was armbarred in just 33 seconds, dropping the troubled fighter to a record of 2-5 over his last seven bouts. He was originally booked to rematch Houston Alexander under the Shark Fights banner until the CSAC popped him for drug abuse.
Khalidov improves to 22-4-2 with the first round submission victory.
But that's not all.
Complete KSW 15 results (courtesy of Sherdog.com) after the jump.
Aslambek Saidov def. Ruben Crawford via Decision (Unanimous)
Marcin Rozalski def. Marcin Bartkiewicz via TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Michal Materla def. Gregory Babene via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
James Zikic def. Antoni Chmielewski via Decision (Unanimous)
Rogent Lloret def. Karol Bedorf via Decision (Unanimous)
Toni Valtonen def. Lukasz Jurkowski via Decision (Unanimous)
Niko Puhakka def. Maciej Gorski via Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Jan Blachowicz via TKO (Retirement)
Mamed Khalidov def. James Irvin via Submission (Armbar)