World’s Strongest Man and ‘The Beast’ collide in quick and explosive Battle of Titans
When five-time World’s Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski and Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp collided at KSW 19 in Lodz, Poland, fans were not quite sure what to expect. Pudzianowski brought unrivaled firepower in the form of brute strength into the scheduled bout, but Sapp had 50 pounds on him and over half a decade in MMA experience.
Without letting the cat out of the bag, I will say that the contest was both short-lived and decisive. Let’s take a closer look.
Mariusz Zbigniew Pudzianowski, known in Poland as “Pudzian”, is a Polish former strongman competitor and current mixed martial artist. During his career as a strongman, Pudzianowski won five World’s Strongest Man titles; more than any other athlete according to Guinness World Records. He also won two runner-up titles, including his most recent performance in the 32nd edition. In 2009, Pudzianowski debuted as a mixed martial artist. Since the age of 11, he has been training the Kyokushin style of karate. His current grade is 4th kyu green belt. He began strength training at the age of thirteen. When he was fifteen, Pudzianowski also started training boxing, quitting after seven years. Pudzianowski debuted in professional sports at the age of sixteen, taking part in Polish Weightlifting Championship, in the bench press event. [Source: wiki]
Robert Malcolm “Bob” Sapp is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is currently under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. Sapp has a combined fight record of 22–35–1, mostly fighting in Japan. He is well known in Japan, where he has appeared in numerous commercials, television programs, and various other media, and has released a music CD, It’s Sapp Time. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He is currently working sporadically for various MMA promotions in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. [Source: wiki]