Main Card Finalized for Bellator Kickboxing ‘Torino’

By Mike Sloan Mar 18, 2016
Bellator has finalized its maiden voyage into the world of kickboxing, as the promotion revealed the completed main card for its Bellator Kickboxing “Torino” event.

Three bouts were announced on Friday: Longtime Muay Thai veteran Kevin Ross (30-9) will take on Matteo Taccini (24-3-1), while Raymond Daniels (10-3) will go up against Francesco Moricca (15-2-1). Denise Kielholtz (43-2) will tango with Veronica Vernocchi (31-6-1) as well.

Bellator Kickboxing “Torino will be headlined by Melvin Manhoef (37-12) locking horns with Alexandru Negrea (8-2). Additionally, a 165-pound ISKA title fight between Mustapha Haida (37-3-3) and Karim Ghajji (95-12) will round out the event.

Though the action will go down on April 16 inside the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy, Spike won’t televise it until Friday, April 22 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the live broadcast of Bellator 153 “Koreshkov vs. Henderson.”

Bellator Kickboxing “Torino” is slated to kick off the festivities of Bellator 152 “Pitbull vs. Campos” at the same venue. Bellator 152 will be aired on Spike in the U.S., though on a tape delay at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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