Mariusz Pudzianowski Set to Headline KSW 53 in March

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

The KSW 53 main event is set, and will feature Mariusz Pudzianowski taking on promotional newcomer Quentin Domingos.

The former “World’s Strongest Man” will return to the cage next month. Quentin “Ruskov” Domingos will face Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 53 in Lodz, Poland, the promotion has announced on Facebook.

Pudzianowski (13-7, 1NC), a former strongman and World’s Strongest Man winner, has long been one of the promotion’s biggest stars. While he’s faltered in steps up against competition (Peter Graham and Karol Bedorf come to mind), “Pudz” has been generally reliable against lesser names, finishing eight of his opponents by KO/TKO.

Most recently, he finished Erko Jun at KSW 51 in Croatia last November. In years gone by, Pudzianowski, now 43 years old, has earned notable wins over Oli Thompson, Jay Silva, Rolles Gracie, Sean McCorkle, and “Butterbean” himself Eric Esch. He’s also shared the cage with former UFC champ Tim Sylvia and MMA vet James Thompson.

Quentin Domingos (5-1) will be making his promotional debut in the fight. Born in Portugal and fighting out of France, “Ruskov” is coming off a win in December. It’s worth noting, however, that he’s never faced an opponent with a winning record to date in his career, making Pudzianowski a big step up in competition.

KSW 53 is set to go down in Lodz, Poland at the Atlas Arena on March 21, 2020.