This past March, KSW was ready to deliver on a battle of the behemoths before a surprise medical emergency ruined it all. Now they’re ready to do it again.

The rescheduled matchup of Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Senegalese wrestling standout Serigne Ousmane Dia, also known as “Bombardier,” takes place at KSW 64 on Saturday at Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland.

It was the 6-foot-6, 330-pound Dia (2-0) who was forced out on fight day this past March, and Pudzianowski (15-7) went on to face late replacement Nikola Milanovic, earning a first-round TKO win. The former five-time strongman champion also picked up a June victory at KSW 61 and now owns a three-fight winning streak.

But Dia considers himself a man of honor, and he believes it was his duty to show up and compete against the man he briefly left without an opponent.

Check out a preview of the eye-popping matchup in the video above.

KSW 64 streams live on The complete lineup includes:

Champ Sebastian Przybysz vs. Bruno Santos – for bantamweight title
Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Serigne Ousmane Dia
Filip Pejic vs. Daniel Rutkowski
Patryk Kaczmarczyk vs. Robert Ruchala
Shamil Musaev vs. Michal Pietrzak
Karolina Owczarz vs. Sylwia Juskiewicz
Cezary Kesik vs. Marcin Krakowiak
Albert Odzimkowski vs. Jason Radcliffe
Oumar Sy vs. Adam Tomasik

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