Pudzianowski-‘Colossus’ Announced for May 21 KSW Card
Mariusz Pudzianowski (above) will take on James Thompson at KSW
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Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
announced Friday that five-time
“World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz
will make his return to the ring against
well-traveled Englishman James
The heavyweight tilt is likely to headline or co-headline the card,
which takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship,
Poland, on May 21 -- exactly one year after Pudzianowski was handed
his first defeat by former
UFC champion Tim Sylvia.
Also expected to participate at KSW 16 is middleweight standout
Since losing to Sylvia, “Pudzian” has competed only once, forcing
“Butterbean” Esch to submit to punches in 76 seconds at
14. The muscle-bound 34-year-old has gone 3-1 since turning to
MMA in late 2009, having bested then-Deep Megaton
Kawaguchi and former boxer Marcin
Najman before running into Sylvia.
Thompson, 32, will enter the match on a three-fight losing skid.
London Shootfighters representative has won just one of his
last nine outings, with six of those defeats coming by way of
knockout. Best known for his CBS-televised EliteXC
brawl with Kevin “Kimbo
Slice” Ferguson in May 2008, Thompson’s only win since that
time came last January, when he halted Tengiz
Tedoradze on second-round punches.
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