KSW 64: Mariusz Pudzianowski Crumples Bombardier with One-Punch KO

Mariusz Pudzianowski and Bombardier
Mariusz Pudzianowski and Bombardier Credit: KSW

The KSW 64 co-main event featured two behemoths colliding in a cage that seemed as if it could barely hold their combined mass.

Weighing in at 327lbs, the hulking Bombardier — Serigne Ousmane Dia — was the rare fighter to make former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski look small.

Pudzianowski had weighed in at a comparatively slim, trim 260lbs for the super-heavyweight fight. In the end, however, the Polish veteran proved that size doesn’t always matter.

When the action got underway on Saturday in Lodz, Poland, Pudzianowski immediately fired a crisp leg kick, then backed off, out of reach of the Senegalese wrestler. Another leg kick followed. As Bombardier plodded forward, Pudzianowski took a swing and missed, as did his opponent. The Pole then fired a single punch — and connected clean, ending the co-main event in a matter of seconds. 18, to be exact.

While his competition hasn’t been what you’d call stellar, Pudzianowski has now won four straight, and his fights remain a spectacle to behold.

Elsewhere on the KSW 64 card, a scary moment saw Felipe Pejic administered oxygen after suffering a head kick knockout defeat at the hands of Daniel Rutkowski. Pejic received a round of applause after getting back to the feet, but was helped out of the cage by medical personnel.