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Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch Set for September 18 in Poland

Mariusz PudzianowskiKSW, Poland’s top mixed martial arts promotion, has announced that Eric “Butterbean” Esch will face five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski in the main event of KSW 14 on September 18 in Lodz, Poland.

Pudzianowski (2-1) began his MMA career with back-to-back wins in KSW before tapping to punches in the second-round against former UFC champ Tim Sylvia in his U.S. debut with Moosin in May.

A PRIDE veteran, Butterbean (15-7-1) won three-straight before being stopped in just 40-seconds in his most-recent fight in March.

KSW was also in talks with Aleksander Emelianenko, the brother of former top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, but he will not fight for the promotion after reportedly testing positive for Hepatitis C, which follows him being pulled from “Affliction: Banned” in July 2008 for a positive test.

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Pictured: Mariusz Pudzianowski

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