One of the biggest heavyweight fights of the year unfolded earlier today (Sat., Oct. 23, 2021) at KSW 64 live on KSWTV.com from inside Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, as Mariusz Pudzianowski finally collided with Serigne Ousmane Dia.
The co-main event, which was supposed to transpire earlier this year before a last-second cancellation, didn’t last very long. After about a 10-second feeling out period Pudzianowski launched a heavy leg kick before landing a powerful fight hand.
Mariusz Pudzianowski needed just 18 seconds to wallop the massive Serigne Ousmane Dia ending the KSW 64 co-main event with a thrilling knockout.
Watch the amazing finish above. Serigne Ousmane Dia, competing in just his third pro MMA bout, marched right into the waiting hands of Pudzianowski, his own arms swinging out and hanging low, which left him exposed to the fists of the five-time World’s Strongest Man titleholder.
A right hook from Pudzianowski completely shut Serigne Ousmane Dia down and left the massive super heavyweight limp against the cage.
This was a long-awaited bout for the KSW faithful, with Pudzianowski and Serigne Ousmane Dia first being booked to meet on March 20 only for Serigne Ousmane Dia to be hospitalized on fight day with acute appendicitis. Pudzianowski went on to fight replacement Nikola Milanovic instead, who he beat by first-round TKO.
Pudzianowski has now won four straight fights, all by KO/TKO, his best stretch of success since 2015.
It connected on the chin of Serigne Ousmane Dia and instantly put him out. That was all it took. Pudzianowski, 44, is a five-time World’s Strongest Man winner and one of the greatest knockout finishers in KSW history.
This fast stoppage over Serigne Ousmane Dia is the fourth-straight for Pudzianowski and one that puts a cap on a highly-anticipated heavyweight showdown.
Check out the quick finish above courtesy of KSW. More footage can be seen below: