Ivan Erslan & Francisco Barrio Compete at KSW 70 on Saturday

Daniela Rogulj

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Ivan Erslan (11-1) has a massive opportunity to take a step back towards a title shot in the KSW light heavyweight division as he faces Polish power-puncher Rafał Kijańczuk (11-4). The 30-year-old was originally scheduled to fight at KSW 67 in February, however, two opponents pulled out due to injury and now the ATT Zagreb fighter is raring to go.

An impressive win for either fighter could signal a potential title shot against new KSW light heavyweight champion Ibragim Chuzhigaev.

KSW 70: Erslan vs. Kijańczuk Trailer

Erslan’s teammate Francisco ‘Croata’ Barrio (9-2) will kick off the KSW 70 fight card by taking on popular Polish fighter Łukasz Rajewski (11-7). The Argentine-Croatian is currently 1-1 in KSW and comes into this fight with just over one week’s notice.


Five-time world strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski (16-7) headlines KSW 70 in a Legend vs. Legend match-up with former KSW middleweight champ Michal Materla (31-8) and we will also see the debut of former Glory middleweight champ Jason Winis (2-0) as he faces fellow kickboxer-turned-MMA fighter Radosław Paczuski (3- 0).

KSW 70 is available to watch for Croatian fans live on www.KSWTV.com this Saturday starting at 6 pm CET.


KSW 70 Fight Card
Live on www.KSWTV.com

Main Event
Mariusz Pudzianowski (16-7) vs. Michal Materla (31-8)

Co-Main Event
Ricardo Prasel (12-3) vs. Daniel Omelianczuk (25-12-1)

Light Heavyweight
Ivan Erslan (11-1) vs. Rafał Kijańczuk (11-4)

Marek Samociuk (3-2) vs. Izu Ugonoh (1-1)

Light Heavyweight
Damian Piwowarczyk (5-0) vs. Bartosz Leśko (11-2-2)

Radosław Paczuski (3-0) vs. Jason Wilnis (2-0)

Anita Bekus (5-2) vs. Roberta Zocco (3-3)

Albert Odzimkowski (11-6) vs. Tommy Quinn (9-5)

Catchweight 74kg
Lukasz Rajewski (11-7) vs. Francisco Barrio (9-2)

KSW, or Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, is the premier mixed martial arts organization in Poland and one of the leading MMA organizations in Europe, founded back in 2004. Many KSW fighters have signed on to globally known promotions such as the UFC, making the organization an admirable stepping stone to the world’s biggest stage. 

Photo Credit: Sebastian Rudnicki/KSW

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