KSW 70 news: Five-time world strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski produces brutal knockout

Mariusz Pudzianowski marked his 17th MMA victory in style after knocking Michal Materla out cold in the main event of KSW 70 in Lodz.

Pudzianowski, who won five world titles as a strongman from 2002 to 2008, picked up his 12th knockout victory in stunning fashion. 

The 45-year-old took on the younger and more experienced Materla in one of the most anticipated domestic Polish fights so far this year.

Materla, who is 38 years old and has 40 MMA bouts under his belt, was expected to give Pudzilla a good run for his money.

Instead, the former strongman put on a classy performance as he forced Materla's guard up with an overhand right, before unleashing a monstrous uppercut.

Pudzianowski hit his opponent bang on the chin and knocked him out cold after just one minute and 47 seconds of the opening round.

This was Pudzian's first fight since his record-breaking 18-second knockout of Bombardier back in October 2021.

The former strongman, who made his MMA debut back in 2009, has now improved his record to 17 wins, 12 by knockout, seven defeats and one no-contest.

Interestingly, Pudzianowski also holds the most knockout wins in the history of KSW.

One man keeping a close eye on the action was MMA and KSW legend Mamed Khalidov.

The 41-year-old hasn't been in action since his knockout defeat at the hands of Roberto Soldic back in December 2021.

Many have called on the former KSW middleweight and light-heavyweight champion to go head-to-head with Pudzianowski in what would be one of the biggest bouts in Polish MMA.

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