Bellator Kickboxing 2 Card Complete
Bellator Kickboxing’s second show is ready to go on June 24 at the Scottrade Center, with the card rounded out by two final bouts to complete the event.
Raymond Daniels will meet Stefano Bruno while Sarah Howell will face Keri Melendez. The fights join a main event that features a middleweight rematch between Joe Schilling and Hisaki Kato, who initially competed against one another in an MMA fight that saw Kato get the upset win via a superman punch KO.
The event will take place immediately after Bellator Dynamite 2, which is headlined by Quinton Jackson VS Satoshi Ishii. Both will be available live and for free on Spike TV.
Here is the official press release below from Bellator with more info on the four new fighters:
A native of California, Daniels is one of the most widely known kickboxers in America, having made a splash as both and amateur and professional. “The Real Deal” went 17-0 as an amateur, with nine knockouts, finishing all 17 bouts in the first round. Daniels made his professional debut in 2007, winning each of his first four fights, three of which ended in knockouts for the 36-year-old welterweight. Daniels was also a competitor at Bellator’s inaugural “Bellator Kickboxing: Torino” event in Italy this year, earning his first career victory with the Scott Coker-led promotion. The win was the eighth of his professional career and it came spectacularly 30 seconds into the first round, giving him five first-round knockouts in total.
With a stellar record of 23-2-1, Italian kickboxer Stefano Bruno will have his hands full when he steps into the ring with Daniels on the 24thof June. One half of what many kickboxing pundits considered the fight of the year in 2015 against Hosam Radwan, Bruno has competed all around the globe and has truly made a name for himself in the welterweight division.
The queen of the infamous Skrap Pack in Northern California, Melendez made her first appearance with Bellator during the kickboxing portion of “Bellator: Dynamite 1,” recording a unanimous decision victory over Hadley Griffith in front of her home town faithful. Melendez tallied a 4-1 amateur mark before taking her talents to the professional circuit, where she currently holds a 3-1 kickboxing record. The 32-year-old flyweight will look to build off her impressive debut last year, when she takes on Sarah Howell in the kickboxing portion of Bellator’s “Dynamite 2” on
Making your professional debut in anything is an arduous task, but making your debut against Melendez will be tougher than usual for Howell, who comes into the fight with no pro experience. Hailing from Washington – which coincidentally was the homestate of Melendez’s last opponent — the proud mother has been documenting her road to “Dynamite 2” through her blog, which can be found here.
Complete “Bellator Kickboxing: St. Louis” Fight Card:
Bellator Kickboxing Middleweight Main Event: Joe Schilling (27-8) vs. Hisaki Kato (6-2)
Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Feature Bout: Raymond Daniels (11-3) vs. Stefano Bruno (23-2-1)
Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight Feature Bout: Keri Melendez (3-1) vs. Sarah Howell (Debut)