Bellator Kickboxing: Florence Finalized
Bellator Kickboxing has added three high-profile bouts to their upcoming card in Florence, Italy. The card will take place on Dec. 10 as part of another double-header, with an MMA event taking place the same day at the Mandela Forum in Florence.
The three new fights on the card include a lightweight bout between Kevin Ross (31-9) and Alessio Arduini (26-14-2), a middleweight bout between fan-favorite Joe Schilling (19-9) and Victorio Lermano (30-7), and a welterweight fight between Karim Ghajji (96-13-1) and Luca Novello (22-4-2).
The Dec. 10 event will be the second time that Bellator has come to Italy.
A female flyweight rematch between Denise Kielholtz (45-3) and rival Gloria Peritore (11-1-1) was previously announced for the Kickboxing portion of the card.
The MMA portion of the card is headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Rafael Carvalho (13-1) and Melvin Manhoef, a rematch of their controversial fight from earlier this year.
Complete “Bellator Kickboxing: Florence” Card:
Lightweight Feature Fight: Giorgio Petrosyan (82-2-2, 1 NC) vs. Jordan Watson (48-11-2)
Flyweight World Title Fight: Denise Kielholtz (45-3) vs. Gloria Peritore (11-1-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Kevin Ross (31-9) vs. Alessio Arduini (26-14-2)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Schilling (19-9) vs. Victorio Lermano (30-7)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Karim Ghajji (96-13-1) vs. Luca Novello (22-4-2)