Bedorf was KSW heavyweight champion for over three years after winning the title at KSW 24 in 2013 with a TKO win over Polish martial arts & combat sports legend Pawel Nastula. He would end up defending his title against the likes of James McSweeney, Rolles Gracie Jr., and Michal Kita before drooping the title at KSW 37 to Fernando Rodrigues Jr. After this fight the 34-year-old stood out all of 2017 due to injury but is now back and is looking to reclaim his heavyweight thrown.
“This is a fight years in the making”, stated KSW co-owner Martin Lewandowski. “The stars have finally aligned to allow Mariusz Pudzianowski and Karol Bedorf, two KSW legends, step into the cage opposite each other. They are two larger than life fighters, a true clash of the titans!”