Promotion officials announced the pairing on Monday. KSW 59 takes
place on March 20 and will also see bantamweight champion Antun Racic
face an as yet to be determined opponent. The event can be viewed
on pay-per-view via KSWTV.com.
The 44-year-old Pudzianowski hasn’t competed since November 2019,
when he defeated Erko Jun by
second-round technical knockout at KSW 51. The 43-year-old made his
MMA debut in 2009 and has compiled a 13-7 record with one no
contest. All but one of his professional appearances have come
under the KSW banner. He has bested the likes of Rolles
Gracie, Bob Sapp,
McCorkle and Jay Silva over
the course of his tenure.
Known as “Bombardier,” Dia is listed at 6-foot-3, 330 pounds and is
a two-time “King of the Arena” Senegalese wrestling champion. The
44-year-old sports a 2-0 MMA record, with first-round TKO stoppages
Papis Konez and Dan Podmore
to his credit.