KSW made their debut in Croatia on Saturday, with KSW 51 going down at the Arena Zagreb with a colossal main event.
KSW’s biggest star has long been five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski, and on Saturday, the hulking Polish heavyweight took on bodybuilder and social media star Erko Jun in the KSW 51 main event. The card went much deeper than that, however. Former welterweight champion Borys Mańkowski was in action, taking on Vaso Bakočević in a catchweight co-main event. A new title was on the line as well, as Antun Račić faced Damian Stasiak for the inaugural KSW bantamweight title.
Elsewhere on the card, UFC and Bellator veteran Oli Thompson stepped up on 48-hours notice to take on Ante Delija.
The card streamed live on DAZN and KSWTV, with the fights kicking off at 1PM ET. Check below for full results.
KSW 51 Weigh-In Results
Main Event – Heavyweight
Mariusz Pudzianowski def. Erko Jun by TKO (Punches), Round 2, 1:43
Co-Main Event – catchweight
Borys Mańkowski def. Vaso Bakočević by submission (Anaconda Choke), Round 1, 3:36
Inaugural KSW Bantamweight Championship
Antun Račić def. Damian Stasiak by unanimous decision
Featherweight: Daniel Torres def. Filip Pejić by unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Ante Delija def. Oli Thompson by TKO (punches), Round 2, 1:58
Middleweight: Cezary Kęsik def. Aleksandar Ilić by submission (rear-naked choke), 2, 4:26
Light Heavyweight: Ivan Erslan def. Darwin Rodriguez by TKO, Round 1, 1:29
Lightweight: Roman Szymański def. Miloš Janičić by unanimous decision
Welterweight: Krystian Kaszubowski def. Ivica Trušček by split decision
Bantamweight: Sebastian Przybysz def. Lemmy Krušič by unanimous decision