Croatian MMA Fighter Antun Racic Defends Title as KSW Bantamweight Champion!

Daniela Rogulj

December 20, 2020 – On Saturday, Antun Racic (25-8-1) defended the title of KSW champion in the bantamweight category for the first time in his career. reports that Antun Racic defended the title of KSW bantamweight champion with a unanimous decision of the refs after five exhausting rounds against the Brazilian Bruno Dos Santos. KSW 57 was held in Lodz, Poland, on Saturday. 

It was the fight of two masters, and Racic, as a phenomenal wrestler, sought an answer against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu on Saturday night – and finally deservedly celebrated.

The 30-year-old from Dubrovnik did not start the fight well. Dos Santos was better on the floor and came very close to a submission several times – especially in the first two rounds, during which he dangerously threatened a chokehold from behind.

Things didn’t look great for Antun ‘Killer’ Racic in those first 10 minutes. Still, the 30-year-old showed calmness, resourcefulness, and a big heart in the most difficult moments, and each time he successfully found his way out of a dangerous situation.

As the fight progressed, Racic became more and more active. He easily took down his opponent, and little by little, he tired the Brazilian who could no longer follow that rhythm. With more control and pressure in the last three rounds, he reached the deserved turnaround.

After a full 25 minutes of fighting, all that was left was to wait for the referee’s decision, and it was unanimous in favor of the Croatian fighter.

Antun did not expect an easy fight, which he revealed the night before when he called Dos Santos an “excellent opponent.” Racic said in an interview with Fight Site that “a demanding fight awaits him,” but he also stressed that he believes in his skills, work, and discipline.

With a big win in Lodz, Antun ‘Killer’ Racic thus achieved the 25th win in his professional career and the seventh in a row. This was his first defense of the KSW title he won in Zagreb 13 months ago.

Out of 34 professional fights, Racic has only eight defeats and one draw. He never knocked out an opponent but forced them to surrender 13 times.

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