Photos from Mariusz Pudzianowski’s MMA debut at “KSW 12”


On Dec. 11, 2009, five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski made his MMA debut in Warsaw, Poland, at “KSW 12.” Those who witnessed Pudzianowski’s complete annihilation of his opponent, Marcin Nahman, had to be impressed with the speed, power, and agility, the big man possessed.

Immediately following the bout, minds of MMA fans the world over went to work, imagining the possibility of what a Pudzianowski vs. Fedor, or a Pudzianowski vs. Lesnar fight might look like one day.

The gargantuan has only had one fight thus far. Let’s give the guy a chance to get some experience under his belt. He obviously knows the dedication it takes to be an elite level athlete, and if he continues to apply that focus to developing his fighting skills… he is going to be a hand full for anyone, to say the least.

Here are a few photos after the jump from the fight courtesy of our friend Artur Przybysz, who also interviewed Pudzianowski last week.

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Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Marcin Najman – KSW 12 fight video

Look out heavyweights! There’s a new beast in town! His name is Mariusz Pudzianowski and he just won his first MMA fight in Poland over Marcin Najman. Sure Najman was pretty much just a boxer and Pudzianowski was wearing shoes… but still… the dude does look impressive. The 5x “World’s Strongest Man” champion broke one … Read more

Strong man Mariusz Pudzianowski victorious in MMA debut at KSW 12

Mariusz Pudzianowski won his MMA debut at KSW 12 on Dec. 11.

On the eve of UFC 107 in Memphis, Tenn., a significant portion of the hardcore MMA world’s attention was turned toward Warsaw, Poland, tonight as five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski made his MMA debut against professional boxer Marcin Najman at KSW 12.

Najman had said prior to the bout that he wanted to use his boxing technique to defeat Pudzianowski. However, the strong man gave him no such opportunity to stand there and throw punches. Pudzianowski started the fight by delivering brutal leg kicks to Najman. These are the same kicks that broke one of his sparring partner”s legs with one blow in preparation for this fight.

The leg kicks dropped Najman to the mat, from there, Pudzianowski used his massive arms and fists to pulverize the boxer with ground and pound until the referee was forced to stop the fight just 44 seconds into the first round. And just like that, Mariusz Pudzianowski won his professional MMA debut.

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Interview with world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski – makes MMA debut on Dec. 11

Mariusz Pudzianowski, the world's strongest man, prepares for his MMA debut.

World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski’s long-awaited MMA debut is just a week away. Until today the popular Pudzian has been secretive about his training regimen and preparations for the fight against pro boxer Marcin Najman. Today at 10 o’clock in Martial Arts Pavilion at Warsaw’s Physical Education Academy, the Strongman had one of his last trainings which was opened for the press. I took the opportunity to talk to Mariusz, here’s my interview:

Hi Mariusz. Your MMA debut is only a week away, so I need to ask about your training camp. Are you satisfied with your preparations?

– I can safely say that I have trained really hard for these last nine weeks. Three, four trainings a day, six days a week. At the beginning I also had some strength workouts, but then I left it out. You saw my training, you should say how I’m doing.

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International MMA spotlight: Poland’s KSW promotion

We are PROMMA.INFO – Google’s number one source for professional mixed martial arts information. In staying true to our moniker and mission, from time-to-time we will be spotlighting various MMA organizations, fighters, and gyms from around the world.

In this segment we will take a look at Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW). In English, the name means “Martial Arts Confrontation.” Founded in 2004, KSW is Poland’s premiere MMA organization, and all but one of their events have been held in Warsaw. The majority of KSW evenst air live on various television networks throughout Europe.

The promotion is probably most known for its four and eight-man tournaments which take place over the course of one night. Notable names that have fought for KSW that many American fight fans will recognize include Jason Guida, Antonio Mendes, Jordan Radev, Peter Sobota, and Mamed Khalidov, to name a few.

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