Former strongman Pudzianowski bounces opponent’s head off the canvas with devastating uppercut
Sometimes a sports headline can seem pretty derivative. Yeah, nah, it’s true. And that’s because sometimes a really fantastic moment needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. We can try to do it justice with words, but it won’t always work. Whether it’s a f**ken fabulous try, a belter of a goal, or a punch so bloody clean that it shakes the world, nothing can do it justice like video. Still, we can only but try to describe something as glorious as Pudzianowski’s uppercut on Michal Materla…
So, yeah, look, that’s the bloody gist of it. Pudzianowski, a bloke who’s come to MMA after a career as a bodybuilder, is now on a streak of five victories due to knockout, bringing his professional tally to 17 wins and 7 losses. The punch that won him this knockout was, quite simply, brutal as f**k.
Five-time former World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski scored a massive one-punch knockout of former @KSW_MMA middleweight champion Michal Materla in their heavyweight battle at #KSW70.https://t.co/csOiVEskz5 pic.twitter.com/pVMcIstbIN
— Fighters Only (@FightersOnly) May 28, 2022
Fair dinkum, it’s the kinda punch you’ve gotta be glad you weren’t on the receiving end of. By the same token, it’s the kinda punch that makes you wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to be in a position where they get collected by it.
Mariusz Pudzianowski just starched former KSW middleweight champion Michal Materla in their heavyweight main event at #KSW70. One massive uppercut was all it needed to flatten Materla. Scary knockout.
— Simon Head (@simonhead) May 28, 2022
It all went down in the first round of Pudzianowski and Materla’s contest at KSW 70. You can see the video down below, but the two behemoths are squaring off when Pudz lands a right-hand blow before going straight through Materla’s hands with an uppercut that hit his opponent’s off switch.
— The Sports Zone™ (@TheSportsZone__) May 30, 2022
Yeah, nah, from there it was blinds down, doors locked, lights out, and we’ll see you in the f**ken morning when you’re done sleeping it off.
After the match, Pudzianowski said, “First of all I would like to give thanks to the KSW bosses and to Michal, that I got the chance 13 years ago to go learn everything from him. I went to Szczecin to learn, and I had to work so hard to get that chance. You have to work hard to make it, they were always laughing at me and calling me a ‘red balloon’. That red balloon somehow survives.”
— Maciej Zieliński (@PaczaQ) May 28, 2022
Yeah, f**ken right on, you big red balloon, you. Right on!
Final thought: All right, we know when we share MMA news there are hundreds of experts in the comments section detailing every fine moment. So, let’s hear it. Tell us what you thought of this knockout, whether or not Pudz is going places, and whether you could take him. See you there!
— KSW (@KSW_MMA) May 28, 2022
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