Bareknuckle boxing may seem to have taken over the carnival fight realm lately, but never one to be outdone, KSW has comeback with something to remind everyone that – when it comes to wild freak fights – they’re among the best in the business.
ONE Championship recently made a splash with the signing of giant Senegalese wrestling champion Reug Reug, who put a hurting on Alain Ngalani in his January 29th debut with the promotion. Now one of Europe’s largest MMA promotions is getting in on the act, with the recent announcement that KSW has signed two-time ‘King of the Arena’ Senegalese wrestling champion Serigne Ousmane ‘Bombardier’ Dia.
Also known as B52, the nearly 6’ 6”, 330 lb Dia made his MMA debut back in 2018 with a first round pummeling of Amadou Konez. He fougth once more in February of last year, defeating Dan Podmore also via first round GnP. Strength & Honor Championship listed his age as 34 back for his debut, but most references have him at 44-years-old.
For 44-year-old Mariusz Pudzianowski (13-7), what once seemed like little more than a vanity project has resulted in more than a decade of mixed martial arts competition. The former ‘World’s Strongest Man’ has taken wins over the likes of Oli Thompson, Sean McCorkle, Rolles Gracie and more comical foes like ‘Butterbean’, Bob Sapp, and ‘Popek Monster’ over his 12 years of consistent competition.
Pudzian last took on bodybuilder/model Erko Jun, in November of 2019. Defeating the Bosnia-Herzegovina-born Belgian via second round TKO. That win broke a slide of back-to-back losses for the Polish strongman.
KSW 59: Fight Code takes place on March 20th. The event is expected to be headlined by the super heavyweight bout between Dia and Pudzianowski. A men’s bantamweight title fight between Antun Racic and Sebastian Przybysz is currently set for the co-main event.