MMA Sun 2014 Prospect Spotlight: The Female Strawweights – #4– Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Coming in at number 4 among our Female Strawweight prospects is Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The Polish fighter has a 4-0 career record, Karolina-Kowalmostly under the KSW banner. However, Karolina just recently signed with Invicta and will be a real threat to capture the vacant title.  At 28-years old she is just entering the prime of his career.

Karolina is pretty well rounded.  She seems willing to engage on her feet.  She also has a good ground game.  Her takedowns have shown to be solid.  She has a nice body lock takedown and a lateral drop that she likes to use.  On the ground her positioning and base are solid.  She has a very tough side control, where she prefers kesa gatame. She transitions well from side control to mount.  When she is in dominant position she knows what to do.  She has good ground and pound.  I was actually impressed with her clinch work.  Her overall grappling seems to be very technical and calculates.  So far, she has been able to shut opponents down.  I think that she has loads of potential.  She need to be more aggressive with looking for finishes, but she has done what she needs to do.  She also tends to fade slightly late in her fights, which she will need to fix.  It will be interesting to see how she does against tougher competition in Invicta.

Karolina is a girl that the UFC would like to get their hands on.  She is tough and pretty.  She is someone they could market in Poland.  While it seems unlikely she will get to the UFC in 2014, we could see her in the first part of 2015.  However, she needs a few wins this year first.


1. Leandro Higo
2. Henry Cejudo
3. Pietro Menga
4. Alexandre Pantoja
5. Sean Santella
6. Marcin Lasota
7. Nick Urso
8. Mikihito Yamagami
9. Alex Sandoval
10. Louis Smolka


1. Aljamain Sterling
2. Michinori Tanaka
3. Pedro Munhoz
4. Thomas Almeida
5. Sheymon Moraes
6. Julio Arce
7. Anthony Birchak
8. Tuerxun Jumabieke
9. Yuta Sasaki
10. Adi Alic


1. Mirsad Bektic
2. Gleristone Santos
3. Raoni Barcelos
4. Jim Alers
5. Chas Skelly
6. Martin Buschkamp
7. Bekbulat Magomedov
8. Chris Fishgold
9. Marat Gafurov
10. Brian Ortega


1. Gilbert Burns
2. Mansour Barnaoui
3. Carlos Diego Ferreira
4. Lowen Tynanes
5. Lukasz Sajewski
6. Islam Makhachev
7. Scott Holtzman
8. Frankie Perez
9. Magomed Alhasov
10. Musa Khamanaev


1. Nicolas Dalby
2. Marcin Bandel
3. Marif Piraev
4. Tom Breese
5. Warlley Alves de Andrade
6. Walter Gahadza
7. Chris Heatherly
8. Sergey Khandozhko
9. Vlad Popovskiy
10. Ryan Scope


1. Scott Askham
2. Sean Strickland
3. Chris Honeycutt
4. Ben Reiter
5. Ricardo Abreu
6. Andrew Sanchez
7. Jake Collier
8. Ramazan Emeev
9. Max Nunes
10. Miles Marshall

Light Heavyweights

1. Patrick Cummins
2. Jan Blachowicz
3. Viktor Nemkov
4. Brandon Ropati
5. Steve Bosse
6. Tomasz Narkun
7. Gideon Drotschie
8. Matej Batinic
9. Stephan Puetz
10. Maxim Grishin


1. Ruslan Magomedov
2. Marcin Tybura
3. Denis Smoldarev
4. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
5. Viktor Pesta
6. Ion Cutelaba
7. Magomed Malikov
8. Ante Delija
9. Cody East
10. Smealinho Rama

Women’s Bantamweight


Women’s Strawweights

4. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
5. Stephanie Eggink
6. Randa Markos Thomas
7. Aisling Daly
8. Norma Rueda Center
9. Herica Tiburcio
10. Livia Renata Souza

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