Mariusz Pudzianowski Draws Serigne Ousmane Dia in KSW 59 Headliner on March 20

By: Tristen Critchfield
Feb 15, 2021

Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski will square off against Senegalese heavyweight wrestling champion Serigne Ousmane Dia in the KSW 59 main event.

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

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, Oli Thompson, Sean 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 of Amadou Papis Konez and Dan Podmore to his credit.

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