KSW 44: Pudzianowski vs. Bedorf Results

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Mariusz Pudzianowski Credit: Wojsław Rysiewski (KSW) / Sebastian Rudnicki (KSW)

KSW 44 took place Saturday from the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, with strongman Mariusz Pdzianowski taking on Karl Bedorf in the heavyweight main event!

Poland’s KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki) returned to action on Saturday with KSW 44: The Game. Featuring former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski facing Karl Bedorf in the main event, plus names like Wagner Prado and Paul Redmond, KSW 44 promised to be an interesting night. Unfortunately, a planned co-main event for the promotion’s vacant featherweight title fell through when Marcin Wrzosek suffered an injury. As a result, original opponent Kleber Koike Erbst was rebooked to face Marian Ziolkowski at a catchweight.


Going down at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland, KSW 44 would be the final event for the promotion until October, when KSW was set to return to London’s Wembley Arena. Check back come fight time (the event kicks off at 1PM EST for those in the west) for full results from the event. You can order KSW 44 via KSW TV.

Kicking off the card on Saturday, bantamweight Sebastian Przybysz finished off opponent Dawid Gralka with a thunderous knockout in just under two minutes. Check out the highlight below!

In the evening’s main event, the former World’s Strongest Man was throwing hard early. Karol Bedorf, the former KSW heavywegiht champ, answered with leg kicks that forced the mountain of a man back. An ill-advised shot for a takedown by Pudzianowski led to him being on his back, and Bedorf soon had a kimura locked in to force the tap! It did last long, but it was a fun bit of spectacle.

KSW 44: Pudzianowski vs. Bedorf Results:

Karol Bedorf def. Mariusz Pudzianowski via submission (kimura), Round 1, 1:51
Michal Materla def. Martin Zawada by TKO (punches), Round 2, 2:59
Erko Jun def. Tomasz Oswiecinski by KO (punch), Round 1, 2:26
Kleber Koike Erbst def. Marian Ziolkowski by submission (armbar), Round 1, 3:34
Filip Wolański def. Daniel Torres by unanimous decision
Gracjan Szadziński def. Paul Redmond by knockout, Round 2, 1:36
Chris Field def. Wagner Prado by TKO, Round 2, 2:17
Lukasz Rajewski def. Leo Zulic by submission (heelhook), Round 1, 1:48
Sebastian Przybysz def. Dawid Gralka by knockout, Round 1, 1:41