This Saturday you can get your fights in early from Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing when the action from Turin, Italy. You can catch it live and free on Spike TV at 3 P.M. EST in a four-hour combat sports event featuring both MMA and kickboxing.
Bellator 176 will have a world title bout with Rafael Carvalho looking to defend against Melvin Manhoef. Carvalho won a decision the last time they met so this time will determine if Manhoef has put in enough work to pull off a different outcome. Also returning to MMA action is Anastasia Yankova against Elina Kallionidou in the co-main event.
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The kickboxing portion will feature a five-bout card with a women’s flyweight title on the line with Denise Kielholtz versus Martine Michieletto. Kielholtz is the champ and intends to keep her title but Michieletto looks to shake up her plans this Saturday.
Fighters from both events weighed in and are ready to go for the weekend, see the results and photos below.
Photos: Bellator MMA
Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2 Main Card:
Middleweight World Title Bout: Rafael Carvalho (184.4 lbs.) vs. Melvin Manhoef (184.5 lbs.)
Women’s Catchweight Fight:Anastasia Yankova (133 lbs.) vs. Elina Kallionidou (131 lbs.)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Djamil Chan (156 lbs.) vs. Valeriu Mircea (153.5 lbs.)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Samba Coulibaly (155.25 lbs.) vs. Mihail Nica (153.5 lbs.)
Bellator Kickboxing 5 Main Card:
Lightweight Feature Fight: Giorgio Petrosyan (153.34 lbs.) vs. Amansio Paraschiv (153.78 lbs.)
Women’s Flyweight World Title Bout: Denise Kielholtz (123.2 lbs.) vs. Martine Michieletto (123.86 lbs.)
Catchweight Feature Fight: Nando Calzetta (154.88 lbs.) vs. John Wayne Parr (160.38 lbs.)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Mustapha Haida (157.52 lbs.) vs. Enriko Kehl (157.3 lbs.)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Gaston Bolanos (146.08 lbs.) vs. Luca D’isanto (142.56 lbs.)