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Croatian MMA stars Ivan Erslan and Francisco ‘Croata’ Barrio in action at KSW 70

Croatian MMA stars Ivan Erslan and Francisco 'Croata' Barrio in action at KSW 70

Ivan Erslan and Francisco ‘Croata’ Barrio (Photo credit: Sebastian Rudnicki/KSW)

KSW 70 takes place this Saturday, May 28, at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, and will feature two of Croatia’s most popular fighters. 

Ivan Erslan (11-1) has a massive opportunity to take a step back towards a title shot in the KSW light heavyweight division as he faces Polish power puncher Rafał Kijańczuk (11-4). The 30-year-old was originally scheduled to fight at KSW 67 in February, however, two opponents pulled out due to injury and now the ATT Zagreb fighter is raring to go. 

Croatia MMA stars in action KSW 70

Ivan Erslan (Photo credit: Sebastian Rudnicki/KSW)

An impressive win her for either fighter could signal a potential title shot against new KSW light heavyweight champion Ibragim Chuzhigaev. 

Erslan’s teammate Francisco ‘Croata’ Barrio (9-2) will kick-off the KSW 70 fight card taking on popular Polish fighter Łukasz Rajewski (11-7). The Argentine-Croatian is currently 1-1 in KSW and comes into this fight on just over one weeks notice.

Croatia MMA stars in action KSW 70

Francisco ‘Croata’ Barrio (Photo credit: Sebastian Rudnicki/KSW)

Five time world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (16-7) headlines KSW 70 in a Legend vs. Legend match-up with former KSW middleweight champ Michal Materla (31-8) and we will also see the debut of former Glory middleweight champ Jason Winis (2-0) as he faces fellow kickboxer-turned-MMA fighter Radosław Paczuski (3-0).

KSW 70 is available to watch for Croatian fans live on www.KSWTV.com this Saturday starting at 6pm CET.

KSW 70 Fight Card

Main Event
Heavyweight
Mariusz Pudzianowski (16-7) vs. Michal Materla (31-8)

Co-Main Event
Heavyweight
Ricardo Prasel (12-3) vs. Daniel Omelianczuk (25-12-1)

Light Heavyweight
Ivan Erslan (11-1) vs. Rafał Kijańczuk (11-4)

Heavyweight
Marek Samociuk (3-2) vs. Izu Ugonoh (1-1)

Light Heavyweight
Damian Piwowarczyk (5-0) vs. Bartosz Leśko (11-2-2)

Middleweight 
Radosław Paczuski (3-0) vs. Jason Wilnis (2-0)

Strawweight
Anita Bekus (5-2) vs. Roberta Zocco (3-3)

Middleweight
Albert Odzimkowski (11-6) vs. Tommy Quinn (9-5)

Catchweight 74kg
Lukasz Rajewski (11-7) vs. Francisco Barrio (9-2)

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