Ivan Erslan vs Darwin Rodriguez set for KSW 51
Two of Europe’s most exciting and promising light heavyweights will clash at KSW 51 as Croatia’s Ivan Erslan (7-0) takes on Spain’s Darwin Rodriguez (9-4).
Erslan comes into KSW with an unblemished record and has notable wins over Bellator veteran Roger Carroll and Toni Markulev on the European scene. The 27-year-old has emerged as Croatia’s number one light heavyweight will be competing in front of his hometown crowd of Zagreb on November 9.
However, Erslan will have to be on top from as he faces the dangerous Darwin Rodriguez, Spain’s number one light heavyweight. The 26-year-old comes into KSW on a six-fight win streak, all stoppages, including a TKO win over UFC veteran Amilcar Alves. Rodriguez is also the current champion in AFL, Spain’s number one MMA promotion.
KSW 51 takes place November 9 from the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia and will be headlined by a monster main event between five times world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-7) and Bosnian bodybuilder and social media star Erko Jun (3-0).
KSW 51 Fight Card
Main Event: Heavyweight
Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-7) vs Erko Jun (3-0)
Co-Main Event: 161lb Catchweight
Borys Mańkowski (19-8-1) vs Vaso Bakočević (39-18-1)
Inaugural Bantamweight Title
Antun Račić (23-8-1) vs Damian Stasiak (11-6)
Filip Pejić (14-2-2) vs Krzysztof Klaczek (12-6)
Aleksandar Ilić (12-2) vs Cezary Kęsik (9-0)
Ivan Erslan (7-0) vs Darwin Rodriguez (9-4)
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