On April 16 in Torino, Italy Bellator Kickboxing will finally make its debut. The card, set to be headlined by Melvin Manhoef, is starting to come together with a few interesting bouts. Melvin Manhoef finally has an opponent in Alexandru Negrea and Mustapha Haida will fight Karim Ghajji in a very, very interesting battle between a battle-hardened veteran and a fighter that many see with a bright future in Haida. Raymond Daniels, Denise Kielholtz and Kevin Ross are still scheduled without opponents.
Updated “Bellator Kickboxing: Torino” Fight Card:
Bellator Kickboxing Middleweight Main Event: Melvin Manhoef (49-12) vs. Alexandru Negrea (8-2)
Bellator Kickboxing 165-Pound Feature Bout: Mustapha Haida (37-3-3) vs. Karim Ghajji (95-12)
Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Feature Bout: Raymond Daniels (10-3) vs. TBA
Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight Feature Bout: Denise Kieholtz (43-2) vs. TBA
Bellator Kickboxing Bantamweight Feature Bout: Kevin Ross (30-9) vs. TBA
Update: Here is the full card for the kickboxing portion of the event, including the Venum Victory World Series portion of the card.
H 17:30 VICTORY WORLD SERIES.
Technical partner Leone Sport.
ThaiBoxe code Fight Rules, 3 rounds x 3 min + extra rounds in case of a tie.
Cat - 60 kg Tarik Totts (Mar) vs. Wang Shanwei (Chn)
Cat -95 kg Igor Bougaienko (BR) vs. Bruno Sousano (Portugal)
Cat -70 kg Armen Petrosyan (ITA) vs Wang Tengyue Chn)
Cat -72.5 kg Chingis Allazov (Az) vs Wu Sihan (Chn)
Cat -70kg Giorgio Petrosyan (TA) vs Jordan Watson (UK)
H 20:00 Bellator KICKBOXING.
Technical partner Boxeur des rues.
3 x 3 min rounds + extra round for a draw
Cat -57 kg Denise Kielholz (NL) vs tba (ITA)
Cat -65 kg Taccini Matteo (ITA) vs Kevin Ross (USA)
Cat -77 kg Moricca Francesco (ITA) vs Raymond Daniels (USA)
Cat - 75.5 kg world title ISKA 5 rounds of 3 minutes
karim Gajii (F) champion vs Mustapha Haida (Sea) Challenger
Cat -86 kg Melvin Manhoef (NL) vs Alexandru Negrea (ROM)