This past weekend, Tommy Quinn took on Albert Odzimkowski at KSW 70 in Lodz, Poland.
Their bout was scheduled to be a 188-pound catchweight match on the prelims. The fight did not go past the opening round with Odzimkowski securing a finish inside three minutes. The referee stopped the fight after Odzimkowski picked Quinn up and slammed him to the mat at the 2:56 mark of Round 1.
KSW 70 fighter Tommy Quinn’s horrific elbow injury
After two and a half minutes were up on the clock, Odzimkowski lifted Quinn into a belly-to-back position. Gearing to prepare against the slam that was coming ahead, Quinn ended up making a fundamental mistake that cost him dearly.
Driving your opponent down to the ground generates massive amounts of force, especially from an elevated position. As such, it’s not the best idea to try to place a post-hand knowing how much weight is about to pressure on it.
Reacting to instincts, Quinn stuck out his left arm downwards to support his fall. Given the heavy load coming from the slam, Quinn’s elbow buckled under all that pressure instead of softening his landing. Odzimkowski can be seen turning to the ground towards his left side carrying Quinn’s weight as well to bring it all down on his opponent’s arm.
The referee was quick to jump in and intervene after he noticed Quinn’s arm from the elbow up bent in a way it’s not supposed to. Odzimkowski was remorseful following the incident but was hastily rushed away by the officials at KSW 70.
Quinn can be heard howling in pain as he lay on the ground awaiting medical help.
Tommy Quinn suffers a horrific elbow injury as a result of @OdzimkowskiMMA's takedown. #KSW70 pic.twitter.com/UAg3SFdx1Y
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) May 28, 2022
KSW 70 was headlined by strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski returning to action against the grizzled MMA veteran Michal Materla. Pudzianowski scored a massive uppercut that had Materla out on the canvas for a considerably long time.