Although the chorus of Mariusz Pudzianowski's walkout song promised that “you will feel respect,” James Thompson did not take those lyrics to heart, submitting an exhausted Pudzianowski in front of a partisan Ergo Arena crowd at Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 16.
Tested early on by the immense strength of the Pole, “Colossus” was thrown to the ground before quickly regaining his composure. Later in the first round, Pudzianowski unleashed a flurry on the backpedaling Brit, but he could not find Thompson's chin and inevitably gassed himself out. By the three-minute mark, the former strongman looked exhausted. After Thompson took him to the mat late in the period, Pudzianowski expended what little remained of his stamina while attempting to escape Thompson's mount.The break between rounds did little to lessen Pudzianowski's fatigue. The Pole was promptly taken down to start the second frame, and Thompson pounded away until he spotted an arm-triangle opportunity.
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