Francisco 'Croata' Barrio Gets First KSW Win

By 31 January 2021
Francisco 'Croata' Barrio Gets First KSW Win

January 31, 2021 - Francisco 'Croata' Barrio registered his first win inside the KSW promotion against Poland's Bartłomiej Kopera.

Last night saw the first KSW event of 2021. KSW 58 took place in Lodz, Poland, and it proved to be a mixed night for Croatian fighters. 

Francisco 'Croata' Barrio (8-2) registered his first win inside the KSW promotion with a unanimous decision win over Poland's Bartłomiej Kopera (9-7) in the opening bout of the night. It was another tough fight for the ATT Zagreb fighter, but he used his high-level wrestling abilities to control Kopera over the course of the fight.


The 31-year-old made his promotional debut at KSW 56 last November in a losing effort against Mateusz Legierski. Now back to winning ways, Barrio will aim to build upon this win and has set himself up for a big 2021.

Elsewhere on the KSW 58 card, Pula's Daniel Bazant (4-2) suffered a submission loss to top Polish prospect Robert Ruchała (5-0) and, upon his return after a fifteen-month break, Cro Cop Team's Aleksandar Rakas (16-8) was TKO'd in the first round by Michal Michalski (9-4).


KSW 58 Results

Main Event
Featherweight Title
Daniel Torres (12-4) def. Salahdine Parnasse (14-1-1) via KO (bicep strike), round 1, 1:47.
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Co-Main Event 
Light Heavyweight
Szymon Kolecki (9-1) def. Martin Zawada (29-16-1) via unanimous decision (30-26 x 2, 29-28).

Michal Michalski (9-4) def. Aleksandar Rakas (16-8) via TKO (elbows), round 1, 4:35.

Shamil Musaev (15-0) def. Uroš Jurišič (11-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3).

Michal Andryszak (22-9) def. Guto Inocente (8-6) via submission (arm-triangle), round 2, 4:07.

Pawel Politylo (6-2) def. David Martinik (4-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3).

Catchweight 150lb/68kg
Robert Ruchała (5-0) def. Daniel Bazant (4-2) via submission (armbar), round 3, 3:37.

Francisco Barrio (8-2) def. Bartłomiej Kopera (9-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2).

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