Polish MMA Hosted A Fight Between Two World Champion Strongmen And It Was Absolute Carnage
Mariusz Pudzianowski faced off against former strongman rival Tyberiusz Kowalczyk in an MMA fight and it ended up being a bloody affair.
The fight occured in the Polish based MMA organisation KSW back in May 2017.
It was held in Warsaw in front of 58,000 rabid fans who wanted to see the former strongmen duke it out.
It was Kowalczyk's debut in KSW and he was keen to start with a victory against Pudzianowski.
However, what followed ended up being a bloodbath which definitely isn't for the lighthearted.
You can check it out on the video below.
The opening minute of the first round would have you think the fight will be a strategic one with calculated strikes despite the size of both men.
However, with 90 seconds left of the first round remaining, the pair begin slugging one another with unbelievable pace and power.
Pudzianowski gets Kowalczyk cornered and the 40-year-old begins to aimlessly swing while Pudzianowski lands brutal lefts and rights to the face.
Towards the end of the round, Pudzianowski rocks Kowalczyk with a leg kick which ends up causing a visible mark that trainers worked to treat in between rounds.
At this point, the fight is relatively tame in terms of visual brutality.
But all that was to change in the second and final round.
Kowalczyk manages to land a shot on his opponent but that seems to send the former five time strongman into an unstoppable striking machine.
Pudzianowski manages to land a shot that sends Kowalczyk down to the mat and he begins to unload on his opponent and leave him in a bloody heap.
'Tyberian' is never allowed back up from the mat as Pudzianowski unleashes a barrage of punches, elbows and knees on his prone opponent.
He is left with a cut on his head as well as a nasty gash around one of his eyes as the blood flows.
The referee steps in after a minute of this to award 'The Dominator' a second round submission victory.
He managed to escape the grueling battle with just a lump to the head which seems rather tame when you see the state of his opponent.
According to Sherdog.com, this marked Kowalczyk's first loss after a venture into MMA and he never fought again which left his record at 3-1.
Pudzianowski's record stands at 12-7 and has lost his last two fights against Karol Berdof & former Olympian Szymon Kołecki respectively.
He is is set to face Erko Jun on November 9.
We doubt that fight will end in the same bloody fashion.