Poland’s favorite strongman will return to action early next year.
Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki recently announced that former five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski will face Olympic gold medalist Szymon Kolecki in the main event of KSW 47 in Lodz, Poland on March 23.
Pudzianowski had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he was submitted by Karol Bedorf in the first round at KSW 44 on June 9. The 41-year-old is 12-6 with one no contest over the course of a career that includes wins against the likes of Rolles Gracie, Oli Thompson, Bob Sapp and Sean McCorkle.
Kolecki, who won gold in weightlifting in the 2008 Olympics, transitioned to MMA in 2017 following a tenuring leading the Polish weightlifting committee. Kolecki began his tenure with six straight first-round stoppages on the regional scene in Poland before dropping a decision to Michal Bobrowski in his most recent outing on Aug. 18.