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Croatia’s Antun Racic retains KSW bantamweight title

Antun Racic Retains KSW Bantamweight Title

Antun Racic Retains KSW Bantamweight Title (Photo: KSW)

20 December 2020 – Last night at KSW 57 in Lodz, Poland, Croatia’s Antun Racic (25-8-1) successfully retained his KSW bantamweight title with a hard-fought decision win over top Brazilian prospect Bruno Santos (9-2).

It was Racic’s first title defense after winning the belt at KSW 51 last November in Zagreb, Croatia. The 30-year-old fought through some tough positions in the early rounds of the fight but it was his experience which guided him to victory over the five full rounds.

Antun Racic Retains KSW Bantamweight Title

(Photo: KSW)

In the end the fighter from Dubrovnik won the fight by unanimous decision after all three judges scored the contest 48-47 to Racic. 

Antun Racic Retains KSW Bantamweight Title

(Photo: KSW)

KSW 57 was the last event of 2020 for KSW and featured three title fights in total. In addition to Racic retaining his title, the UK’s Phil De Fries (19-6) defended his heavyweight belt for the fourth time in the main event with a second round TKO win over veteran Michal Kita (20-12-1) while Marian Ziolkowski (22-8-1) won the vacant KSW lightweight title with a highlight reel body kick finish over Roman Szymanski (13-6) in the co-main event.

KSW 57 Results

Main Event

Heavyweight Title
Phil De Fries (19-6) def. Michal Kita (20-12-1) via TKO (punches), round 2, 1:00.

Co-Main Event

Vacant Lightweight Title

Marian Ziolkowski (22-8-1) def. Roman Szymanski (13-6) via KO (liver kick), round 4, 1:04.

Lightweight

Borys Mankowski (22-8-1) def. Artur Sowinski (21-12) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 29-27).

Bantamweight Title

Antun Racic (25-8-1) def. Bruno Santos (9-2) via unanimous decision (48-47 x 3).

Middleweight

Abus Magomedov (24-4-1) def. Cezary Kesik (12-1) via technical submission (guillotine), round 2, 1:53.

Middleweight

Patrik Kincl (23-9) def. Tomasz Drwal (22-6-1) via KO (punch), round 1, 4:23. 

Welterweight

Marcin Krakowiak (10-3) def. Kacper Koziorebski (7-3) via submission (guillotine) round 3, 4:07.

Welterweight

Christian Eckerlin (13-5) def. Albert Odzimkowski (11-5) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).

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