Croatia’s own Antun Racic (24-8-1) will defend his KSW bantamweight title against Brazilian prospect Bruno Santos (9-1) at KSW 57 in Poland on December 19.
Racic made history at KSW 51 last year after becoming the first-ever KSW bantamweight champion. The 30-year-old defeated Damian Stasiak by decision at the Arena Zagreb to earn his place in the KSW history books. Overall, the Dubrovnik born fighter has won five straight fights since joining the promotion in 2017. The Roberto Soldic teammate will now be aiming to make a successful first defense of his title.
His opponent is top Brazilian prospect Bruno Santos (9-1). At just 22-years-old, Bruno Santos joins KSW and immediately has the biggest opportunity of his young career. While 2020 has been a slow year for most due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Santos has already won two fights in his native Brazil this year. The youngster will have confidence and momentum heading into this contest.
This title fight joins two others on the KSW 57 card. The UK’s Phil De Fries (18-6) defends his heavyweight crown against Polish veteran Michal Kita (20-11-1) while Polish stars Marian Ziolkowski (21-8-1) and Roman Szymanski (13-5) meet for the vacant KSW lightweight title.
KSW 57 will be live in Croatia on RTL and via online PPV on www.KSWTV.com.
KSW 57 Fight Card
Live on www.KSWTV.com
Champion Phil De Fries (18-6) vs. Michal Kita (20-11-1)
Vacant Lightweight Title
Marian Ziolkowski (21-8-1) vs. Roman Szymanski (13-5)
Artur Sowinski (21-11) vs. Borys Mankowski (20-8-1)
Champion Antun Racic (24-8-1) vs. Bruno ‘Gafanhoto’ Santos (9-1)
Cezary Kesik (12-0) vs. Abus Magomedov (23-4-1)
Tomasz Drwal (22-5-1) vs. Patrik Kincl (22-9)
Kacper Koziorzębski (7-2) vs. Marcin Krakowiak (9-3)
Albert Odzimkowski (11-4) vs. Christian Eckerlin (12-5)