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Croatia’s Antun Racic defends title against Bruno Santos at KSW 57

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Antun Racic (Photo credit: KSW)

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.

Antun Racic KSW

Antun Racic (Photo credit: KSW)

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. 

Antun Racic KSW

Antun Racic (Photo credit: KSW)

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

Main Event
Heavyweight Title
Champion Phil De Fries (18-6) vs. Michal Kita (20-11-1)

Co-Main Event
Vacant Lightweight Title
Marian Ziolkowski (21-8-1) vs. Roman Szymanski (13-5)

Lightweight
Artur Sowinski (21-11) vs. Borys Mankowski (20-8-1)

Bantamweight Title
Champion Antun Racic (24-8-1) vs. Bruno ‘Gafanhoto’ Santos (9-1)

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(Photo credit: KSW)

Middleweight
Cezary Kesik (12-0) vs. Abus Magomedov (23-4-1)

Middleweight
Tomasz Drwal (22-5-1) vs. Patrik Kincl (22-9)

Welterweight

Kacper Koziorzębski (7-2) vs. Marcin Krakowiak (9-3)

Welterweight

Albert Odzimkowski (11-4) vs. Christian Eckerlin (12-5)

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