Nearly three years after defeating Logan Paul in his boxing debut (watch highlights), Olajide William “KSI” Olatunji returns to the boxing ring today (Sat., Aug. 27, 2022) inside The O2 Arena in London, England, for two fights in one night.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of both DAZN-streamed bouts below, as well as quick results for the rest of the card. Olatunji opens the main card at approximately 2:10 p.m. ET, then closes it around 5 p.m. ET.
The first, which gives the card its name, pits Olatunji against rapper Brandon “Swarmz” Scott — who stepped in for the injured Alex Wassabi — for three, three-minute rounds. The second sees him fight Mexican journeyman, Luis Pineda — who got the call when Ivan Novikov turned out to have a giant “WHITE POWER” tattoo, a Waffen SS on his shoulder and more — about three hours later.
A full suite of influencers square off in the interim, including two members of FaZe Clan and comedian-turned Daily Stormer donor, Sam Hyde.
KSI Vs. Swarmz Quick Results:
KSI vs. Luis Pineda — KSI def. Pineda by KO at 0:50 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
FaZe Temperrr vs. Slim Albaher — Albaher def. Temperrr by TKO at 2:20 of Round Two
Deji vs. Fousey — Deji def. Fousey by TKO (corner stoppage) at 1:28 of Round Three
FaZe Sensei vs. King Kenny — Kenny def. Sensei by majority decision (38-38, 39-37, 39-38)
Salt Papi vs. Andy Warski — Papi def. Warski by TKO at 0:29 of Round One
Sam Hyde vs. IAMTHMPSN — Hyde def. IAMTHMPSN by TKO at 1:28 of Round Three
Deen The Great vs. Evil Hero — Deen def. Hero by KO at 2:52 of Round One
KSI vs. Swarmz — KSI def. Swarmz by KO at 0:28 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
KSI Vs. Swarmz Round-By-Round Updates:
200 lbs.: KSI vs. Luis Pineda
Round one: 1-2 to the body from KSI as he pursues. More body shots, then a couple shots that stray to the back of the head that send Pineda to the mat. He still gets a count. More body shots by KSI, then an overhand right to the side of the head that drops Pineda again. Clinch by Pineda. Another shot to the back of the head from KSI halfway through. Right hand to the body that Pineda tries to claim was a kidney shot. Clinch. Overhand right again strays near the back of Pineda’s head, then he fakes a kidney shot. He continues to claim back of the head shots and goes to a knee. He runs away until the bell. 10-7 KSI, unless that kneeling counted as a knockdown, in which case 10-6.
Round two: 1-2 from Pineda, body shot by KSI. Overhand right lands for KSI, then a big whiff. Trading jabs. Overhand right just misses. Body shot to overhand right for another knockdown. Swatting overhand by KSI. Pineda in full retreat. Short left hook and Pineda’s hurt again. Another knockdown and KSI does pushups while he waits for Pineda to get up. Pineda claims another back-of-the-head shot but they’re coming because he’s dipping his head. KSI lands another hard body shot and Pineda claims another back of the head shot. 10-7, 20-14 KSI.
Round three: 1-2 from KSI for another knockdown. Body shot when they resume. Uppercut inside and Pineda goes down again claiming it was to the back of the head. Finally, the ref stops this farce.
Final result: KSI def. Pineda by TKO
200 lbs.: KSI vs. Swarmz
Round one: KSI looking to jab. Swarmz stumbles back after eating a right cross, then another. He tries an overhand that looks more like a failed high-five. This is going to get ugly very quickly if KSI doesn’t decide to play with him. Another staight right as Swarmz stumbling back. 1-1-overhand from Swarmz. KSI fires a combo on the ropes as Swarmz covers up and flees, earning a warning from the ref for turning his back. 1-2 to the body from KSI halfway through. Swarmz basically just running away. KSI swarming Swarmz on the ropes and drops him with a left hook. Swarmz keeps spinning around as he sprints away. Big overhand from KSI. Swarmz just running away and spinning around. He spins so much he falls down and the ref continues to admonish him. 10-8 KSI.
Round two: KSI continuing to chase, floors him with another left hook. Swarmz takes the count.
Final result: KSI def. Swarmz by KO
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