Looks like Mariusz Pudzianowski has invoked his "I'm Popular In Poland" rematch clause.
Despite getting tapped out by Sean McCorkle in less than two minutes back on June 8, the former "World's Strongest Man" will get another crack at "Big Sexy" when they hook 'em up in the main event of Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) 24, scheduled for Sept. 28, 2013 at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Warsaw.
MMA Fighting brought word of the pairing earlier today.
Prior to get pretzel'd earlier this year in Gdansk, Pudzianowski (5-3) scored back-to-back technical knockout wins over canned ham Bob Sapp and geriatric "Greek" slugger Christos Pilifas. "Pudzian's" biggest win to date was a first-round shellacking over bloated "Butterbean," Eric Esch, back in 2010.
A win is a win, I suposse.
McCorkle (17-5) is perhaps best known for his 1-2 run for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After submitting Mark Hunt at UFC 119, he was polished off by Stefan Struve and Christian Morecraft and unceremoniously removed from the ZUFFA roster.in early 2011.
His post-Octagon record stands at 7-3 with all seven wins coming by way of submission.
In addition to McCorkle, KSW 24 will also feature another couple of UFC veterans when The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 runner-up Andre Winner takes on lightweight "Berserker" Maciej Jewtuszko.