Mariusz Pudzianowski is still going strong.
The 46-year-old heavyweight and former strongman, had his final faceoff, as he returns to the cage against Artur Szpilka this Saturday on the main card of KSW 83. The event is set to go down at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland.
Both Pudzianowski (17-8 MMA, 17-7 KSW) and Szpilka (2-0 MMA, 1-0 KSW) had a tense and cold faceoff at the weigh-ins on Friday afternoon. You can watch the staredown in the video below:
Can you believe this is happening!?
🇵🇱💪 𝐏𝐔𝐃𝐙𝐈𝐀𝐍 vs. 𝐒𝐙𝐏𝐈𝐋𝐊𝐀 🥊🇵🇱
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) June 2, 2023
Pudzianowski (17-8), who’s been fighting professionally for 13 years, is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Mamed Khalidov back in December. Prior to that, he was on a five-fight winning streak, with all victories coming by stoppage.
Szpilka (2-0) is boxer, who recently turned to MMA. Szpilka boxed for over 10 years professionally and fought for multiple titles. He shared the ring with Deontay Wilder and Derek Chisora. The Polish fighter turned pro in MMA back in June and has won both his contests.