Americans Ross & Schilling Shine for Bellator KB
In a weekend where fight fans had a plethora of combat sports to watch one event may have flown under the radar. Bellator Kickboxing held it’s fourth event in Florence Italy on December 10. Americans Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling did work representing the USA in Florence, Italy on Saturday night. Both fighters finished their opponents with impressive knockouts in an exciting night of fights. Bellator did an excellent job showcasing some of the top kickboxing talent on the planet in Florence.
Bellator represents an interesting well deserved platform for kickboxing. While kickboxing is still looking for it’s footing in America, Bellator has provided a much needed platform for American kickboxing stars to gain notice and showcase their talents in front of fight fans around the globe. Fighters like Raymond Daniels, Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling need to continue to headline Bellator’s kickboxing events to give American fans a reason to tune in and get behind these exciting fighters.
Living legend Giorgio Petrosyan headlined the event against Jordan Watson and provided fans with a third round TKO. Top female Denise Kielholtz took on Gloria Peritore for the Bellator flyweight championship, Keilhioltz breezed past Peritore for the win and the title. Brother of Giorgio Petrosyan, Armen Petrosyan defeated Charles "Karlito" Francois for the ISKA 70kg title.
Giorgio Petrosyan def. Jordan Watson by TKO. Round 3
Denise Kielholtz def. Gloria Peritore – for flyweight title
Joe Schilling def. Victorio Lermano by TKO.
Karim Ghajji def. Luca Novello by decision
Kevin Ross def. Alessio Arduini by knockout. Round 2
Armen Petrosyan def. Charles “Karlito” François by decision – for ISKA 70-kilogram title
Musta Haida def. Johane Beausejour – for ISKA 72.5-kilogram title
Hamza Imane vs. Ricardo Luiz
Nando Calzetta def. Li Jun by knockout. Round 2
Djibril Ehouo vs. Sun Shou
Baneschi Davide vs. Teng Lige
Francesco Genovese vs. Qing Gele
Belsanti Giorgio vs. Liu Xiaoyang