California-based fight promotion Bellator announced Tuesday afternoon that it will be returning to the site of its first-ever international show: the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. The night of action will see the fifth installment of Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing merging under one roof and the dual card is already beginning to come together.
A pair of bouts were revealed for Bellator 176 as Carrington Banks will take on Mihail Nica in a welterweight showdown. The other bout will see lightweights Diamal Chan and Valeriu Mircea collide. Additional bouts for the MMA portion of the event, including the headliner, will be announced shortly.
Bellator Kickboxing 5 will see female flyweight champion Denise Kielholtz (46-3) defend her crown against Martine Michieletto (34-12-5) in the main event. Also slated for the bill is Giorgio Petrosyan (83-2-2) taking on Amansio Paraschiv (23-5-1).
Bellator 176 and Bellator Kickboxing 5 will take place on April 8 and both will be televised on Spike in the U.S., though exact details of the broadcast, whether live or on tape-delay, were not released.