It could come down to the wrestler vs. the boxer. That is the way it looks on paper right now. Inside the Fight Dome arena at Rio Las Vegas however, it could be a much different story.
Branko Busick (2-1-0), Steubenville, OH will face Ivan Erslan (6-0-0), Zagreb, Croatia in a light heavyweight MMA bout at FFC 32, which takes place Friday night, Oct. 19th at Fight Dome at Rio Las Vegas.
Busick has a very strong striking game but many will argue that his wrestling pedigree is his true strength. Erslan, conversely, is a solid boxer who can throw crisp combinations when he stands in the pocket and wishes to engage.
Both fighters have gone the distance before and some in the fight community believe their fight on Friday night could see all three rounds.
Busick won his last two fights by rear naked choke and TKO respectively. His very last fight on August 25th, won by rear naked choke, ended at the 1:25 mark of round one.
Erslan is still undefeated and has won three decisions, two fights by TKO, and one fight by arm-triangle choke. His last victory, which was won by arm-triangle choke, lasted a grand total of 20 seconds.
Will Erslan’s fast hands be enough to keep his pro MMA record unblemished? Or will Busick’s wrestling experience hand the Croatian Sensation is his first career loss?
These questions will be answered on Friday night, October 19th, at Fight Dome at Rio Las Vegas.
The event, FFC 32, will air on CBS Sports Network. Check your local listings for more information.
Tickets for FFC 32 can be purchased at TicketMaster.com.