Varga Takes Out Ross To Win Bellator Featherweight Title
Kevin Ross’ near year-long reign as the Bellator Kickboxing featherweight champion is over.
Gabriel Varga took advantage of the chance of a lifetime and scored a TKO win over Ross in the main event of Bellator Kickboxing 10 to win the featherweight title.
The fight was short, but ended in a big way as Varga initially stunned Ross with a jumping knee to Ross’ face. Ross then retreated back to the ropes where Varga unloaded dozens of uninterrupted punches on the champion. Once Ross let his hands down and was hit with a straight right hand by Varga, the referee immediately put stop to the contest, just north of two minutes into the contest.
The loss to Varga snaps Ross’ reign as champion, which closing in on the 300-day mark. Ross first won the title at Bellator Kickboxing 7 last September when he got a split decision win over Domenico Lomurno.
Ross now adds another featherweight kickboxing title to his resume as he is a former Glory Kickboxing featherweight champion and former WKA light welterweight champion.
The title fight headlined the event, which took place in Rome and was a part of the company’s trip to Italy, where it held Bellator 202 and 203 on the MMA side of the company. Ross vs. Varga was the only fight on the televised card to not go the distance as all four previous fights went to the judges’ scorecards.
Bellator Kickboxing 10 Results:
Gabriel Varga defeated Kevin Ross via TKO, round 1 (2:09) to win the Bellator Kickboxing featherweight title
Giorgio Petrosyan defeated Chingiz Allazov via unanimous decision (50-44, 49-45, 49-45)
Gaston Bolanos defeated Domenico Lomurno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Martine Michieletto defeated Gloria Peritore via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Raffaele Vitale defeated Mattia Faraoni via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)