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Croatia’s Ivan Erslan to fight Darwin Rodriguez at KSW 51 in Zagreb

KSW 51

ZAGREB, 4 October 2019 – At KSW 51 two of Europe’s most exciting and promising light heavyweights will clash as 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 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 from the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia and will be headlined by a monster main event between five times worlds 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


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

Co-Main Event

161lb Catchweight

Borys Mankowski  (19-8-1) vs. Vaso Bakocevic (39-18-1)

Inaugural Bantamweight Title

Antun Racic (23-8-1) vs. Damian Stasiak (11-6)


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


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

Light Heavyweight

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

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