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Bellator Kickboxing Announced, Kicking Off on April 16th

Today in Texas, Bellator finally announced what we've known for quite a while now: Bellator will be running professional kickboxing shows. The first event will be piggybacked onto the Oktagon/Bellator event in Italy, much like we've speculated. The names that Coker introduced at the press event today were Kevin Ross, Joe Schilling, Keri Melendez, Raymond Daniels and Anastasia Yankova. These will most likely be the banner fighters for the promotion moving forward.

Many have noted that Schilling is fighting on the upcoming GLORY card, but there have been some weird contractual issues between Schilling and GLORY, I wouldn't be shocked if this was simply finishing things out. 

Carlo di Blasi was there to discuss rules, regulations and promotional impact worldwide. This event will air immediately after the Bellator event does, meaning that Spike and Bellator are putting their all into making this event seem huge. 

So this is finally happening. After almost a year of rumors and false starts, Scott Coker's kickboxing organization is finally happening.

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Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.

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