Five-time World’s Strongest Man readies for MMA debut

According to, Mariusz Pudzianowski, 5-times World’s Strongest Man, signed a contract with Polish premier MMA organization KSW to make his MMA debut in December. 

Pudzianowski is a 32-year-old from Biala Rawska with a background in martial arts. He has been training Karate Kyokushin since age 11, and also has some boxing experience. He has already started training in Warsaw under Polish MMA pioneer Miroslaw Okninski.

Pudzianowski’s debut fight will probably be televised on Polsat, one of Poland’s major networks. His opponent has not yet been named, however KSW recently signed Polish heavyweight boxer Marcin Najman who has publicly challenged the strong man.

KSW (Martial Arts Confrontation) is one of the biggest MMA organizations in Europe. They run two or three shows a year and they have a TV deal with Polsat and Polsat Sport. So far, MMA fighter Mamed Khalidov has been their brightest star.

Pudzianowski’s debut should garner huge media attention in Poland. Mariusz is not only a great athlete, but also a celebrity. He nearly won “Dancing with the Stars” and has appeared in multiple Polish movies and TV shows.

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