Mariusz Pudzianowski continued his winning ways, as the former Strongest Man won his second straight mixed martial arts (MMA) bout after taking out former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Jay Silva at KSW 40 in Dublin, Ireland earlier today.
Silva was a late replacement for another UFC vet, James McSweeny, but ultimately couldn’t do enough to sway the judges in his favor. Using a mixture of striking and wrestling, Mariusz showed he can bring it when it counts, as he now has four wins over former UFC Heavyweights.
Pudzianwoski seems to have his feet firmly cemented with KSW, so a move to UFC -- or anywhere else, for that matter — doesn’t seem likely. That said, one can’t help but to wonder if Pudz has anything to offer UFC’s current slate of big men.
Here are the rest of the KSW 40 results, courtesy of MMA Fighting:
Mariusz Pudzianowski def. Jay Silva via majority decision
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Norman Parke ends in a no contest (accidental eye pokes) in R2
Michal Materla def. Paulo Thiago via TKO (strikes) at 4.10 of R2
Ariane Lipski def. Mariana Morais via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:01 of R1 (retains flyweight title)
David Zawada def. Maciej Jewtuszko via unanimous decision
Chris Fields def. Michal Fijalka via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Paul Redmond def. Lukasz Chiewicki via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Paul Lawrence def. Konrad Iwanowski via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Antun Racic def. Pawel Politylo via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)