Who is Mariusz Pudazianowski?

Mariusz Pudzianowski, also known as Pudzian and Dominator, is a Polish businessman, former strongman competitor, and MMA fighter. Mariusz Pudzianowski is widely regarded as the greatest powerlifter of all time. He is currently ranked third in KSW’s heavyweight division.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Mariusz Pudazianowski
Born Date:07 Feb 1977
Lucky Number:6
Lucky Stone:Amethyst
Lucky Color:Turquoise
Best Match for Marriage:Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
Profession:Mix Martial Artist
Height:5 feet 1 inches (1.55m)
Marital Status:married
WifeAlexandra Hall
Net Worth$18 million
Eye ColorLight blue
Hair ColorDarkish Brown
Birth PlaceBiala Rawska
FatherWojciech Pudazianowski
MotherMaria Pudaziannowski

Mariusz Pudazianowski Biography

Mariusz Pudazianowski was born in Biala Rawska, Poland, on February 7, 1977. As of 2023, he is 46 years old. Wojciech Pudazianowski and Maria Pudazianowski were his parents. His father used to be a weightlifter before becoming a strength coach. Mariusz was always interested in sports and martial arts. At the age of 11, he began learning Kyokushin karate. In Kyokushin karate, he is a 4th kyu green belt. Mariusz began strength training when he was 13 years old.

Mariusz began boxing at the age of 15 and retired after seven years. While training in combat sports, he competed in the Polish weightlifting championship in the benchpress event at the age of 16. He didn’t compete again for another two years. Mariusz received his master’s degree in international relations on May 27, 2008.

Mariusz Pudazianowski Height, Weight

Mariusz Pudazianowski stands 6 feet 1 inch tall. He weighs approximately 120 kg. He has a massive build. His biceps are up to 56cm long, and his forearm is 45cm long. Similarly, his chest can measure up to 148cm and his nape can measure up to 54cm. He has a waist measurement of 92cm. His hair is darkish brown, and his eyes are light blue.

Mariusz Pudazianowski With His Trainer (Source: Instagram)


He finally put martial arts aside at the age of 21 to focus solely on the strongman competition. He also won Poland’s Strongest Man and made his debut at the World’s Strongest Man Contest in 2000, finishing fourth behind Magnus Samuelsson, Svend Karlsen, and eventual winner Janne Virtanen. Mariusz made a comeback in 2002. Many predicted that he would not win the competition, but to everyone’s surprise, he won the 2002 World’s Strongest Man title.

The following year, in 2003, he won the World’s Strongest Man title with a 20-point lead. In March 2004, he was also crowned World Champion of the Strongman Super Series. He finished third in WSM but was later disqualified for failing to follow the Organization’s Strongman Health policy. He was also required to return the prize money. Mariusz was also barred from participating in the competition for a year.

After a decade of collaboration, the IFSA (International Federation of Strength Athletes) decided to split from WSM. IFSA gained a new sponsor and began holding its own competition. From 2005 to 2009, Mariusz won three WSM titles. In an interview, Mariusz stated that the 2009 World’s Strongest Man Competition would be his final competition because MMA required different training.

Mariusz took on a new challenge after winning everything in Strongman. Mariusz Pudziannowski has signed with KSW, a Polish MMA promoter (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walk). On December 11, 2009, he made his debut against Marcin Najman in Warsaw, Poland. He won the fight in 43 seconds by TKO and pocketed $70000 from it. Mariusz faced Yusuke Kamaguchi on May 7, 2010. He was victorious by unanimous decision.

On May 21, 2010, he faced off against Tim Sylvia, the former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. Slyvia won the fight by TKO in the second round at 1:43. Mariusz fought former heavyweight boxer and kickboxer Eric Esch, also known as Butterbean, after losing to Slyvia. In the first round, he submitted and won the fight. At KSW XVI, he faced James Thompson and was defeated after James performed an arm triangle on him.

Mariusz went to train with American Top Team, America’s top MMA camp. Following his return, he faced James Thompson in a rematch, which he won by majority decision. Thompson dominated Mariusz in every round, so the victory was contentious. The KSW overturned the decision and declared the contest null and void. Mariusz fought Rolles Gracie Jr in KSW 31 on May 23, 2015 in Gdansk, Poland. Mariusz won the fight by KO in the first round.

Mariusz suffered a leg injury in the first round and was forced to withdraw from the match. He returned to KSW after a 15-month absence. Mariusz was to take on undefeated Senegalese heavyweight Serigne Ousmane. Ousmane suffered an acute appendicitis attack on the day of the match and was replaced on short notice by Serbia’s Nikola Milanovic.

He knocked Nikola out in the first round. On June 5, 2021, he faced Lukasz Jurkowski, a one-time KSW tournament winner, at KSW 63: Crime of the Century. He won by KOing Lukasz in the third round. The fight between Mariusz and Ousmane has been rescheduled by KSW. On October 23, 2021, the fight took place at KSW 64. Mariusz knocked out Ousmane in the first round in 18 seconds.

In an interview, Mariusz stated that Strongman and MMA are a hobby for him and that he does not earn much money from them. Mariusz owns a bodyguard school as well as Pudzianowski Transport, a truck cargo company. He also makes real estate investments. Mariusz Pudzianowski has also appeared in a number of films, including Neighborhooders, Nie ma takiego numeru, Faceci do wziecia, and others.

He also sang in his brother Krystian’s musical band, the Pudzian Band. In 2006, they released their first single, Zdobyc Swiat, and a full album, Dawaj na ring. Mariusz appeared on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. In the final, he was defeated by actress Magdalena Walach.

Mariusz Pudazianowski Wife, Marriage

Mariusz Pudazianowski is a very private person, as no information about his relationship history, siblings, or friends is available. Alexandra Hall, Mariusz’s love, was married. The timeline or location of Mariusz’s meeting with Alexandra is unknown. The couple also has two children, one son and one daughter. Likewise, the hunk has not made any information about his children public.

Mariusz Pudazianowski Net Worth

Mariusz Pudazianowski made a living as a strongman, MMA fighter, businessman, and actor in television shows and films. He is the owner of a Bodyguard’s school as well as a truck cargo company. As of August 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $18 million.

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