The former five times World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski entered this fight with a pro mma record of 8-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.90 heavyweight in the world. Pudzian suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Sean McCorkle the first time (=Pudzianowski vs McCorkle I); after this bout he has won three bouts taking revenge on McCorkle (=Pudzianowski vs McCorkle II) and beating Pawel Nastula in his last fight (=Pudzianowski vs Nastula).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and judo Rolles Gracie Jr, has the same record of 8-3-0 but with a 100% submission victory rate (he has never won via ko/tko). His last victory occurred in 2012, against Yusuke Kawaguchi, after this bout he lost to Derrick Mehmen (=Gracie vs Mehmen) and Karol Bedorf (=Bedorf vs Gracie). Pudzianowski vs Gracie is on the undercard of Michal Materla vs Tomasz Drwal – KSW 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: KSW 31: Materla vs Drwal
Where: Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Pudzian’s previous fight: Mariusz Pudzianowski vs Pawel Nastula
Gracie’s previous fight: Karol Bedorf vs Rolles Gracie
Pudzian’s next fight: Mariusz Pudzianowski vs Peter Graham
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