KSW 51: Ivan Erslan to meet Darwin Rodriguez in battle of European prospects

At KSW 51 two of Europe’s most exciting and promising light heavyweights will clash!

Croatia’s Ivan Erslan (7-0) takes on Spain’s Darwin Rodriguez (9-4). Ivan Erslan comes into KSW with an unblemished record and has notable wins over Bellator veteran Roger Carroll & Toni Markulev on the European scene. The 27-year-old has emerged as Croatia’s number one light heavyweight and 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 the AFL promotion, Spain’s number one MMA promotion.  

KSW 51 takes place November 9 at 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). 

Tickets are available right now from Eventim.hr

KSW 51 Fight Card

Main Event

Heavyweight Mariusz Pudzianowski (12-7) vs. Erko Jun (3-0) 

Co-Main Event 161lb Catchweight Borys Mankowski  (19-8-1) vs. Vaso Bakočević (39-18-1) 

Inaugural Bantamweight Title Antun Račić (23-8-1) vs. Damian Stasiak (11-6) 

Featherweight Filip Pejić (14-2-2) vs. Krzysztof Klaczek (12-6) 

Middleweight Aleksandar Ilić (12-2) vs. Cezary Kesik (9-0) 

Light Heavyweight Ivan Erslan (7-0) vs. Darwin Rodriguez (9-4) 

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