Bellator Kickboxing

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Bellator Kickboxing
Subsidiary
Industry Kickboxing promotion
Founded 2016
Founder Scott Coker
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people
Scott Coker
President 2014–present
Rich Chou
VP Talent Relations/Matchmaker
Parent Viacom
Website http://www.bellator.com/

Bellator Kickboxing is an American kickboxing promotion company based in Los Angeles. Bellator was founded in 2016 by president Scott Coker.[1] It is the sister promotion of Bellator MMA. On April 16, 2016, Bellator held its inaugural kickboxing event, Bellator Kickboxing 1.[2][3]

Events

# Event Date Venue Location
11 Bellator Kickboxing 11 December 1, 2018 RDS Stadium Italy Genova, Italy
10 Bellator Kickboxing 10 July 14, 2018 Foro Italico Italy Rome, Italy
9 Bellator Kickboxing 9 April 6, 2018 BOK Hall Hungary Budapest, Hungary
8 Bellator Kickboxing 8 December 9, 2017 Nelson Mandela Forum Italy Florence, Italy
7 Bellator Kickboxing 7 September 23, 2017 SAP Center United States San Jose, California
6 Bellator Kickboxing 6 April 14, 2017 Budapest Sports Arena Hungary Budapest, Hungary
5 Bellator Kickboxing 5 April 8, 2017 Pala Alpitour Italy Torino, Italy
4 Bellator Kickboxing 4 December 10, 2016 Nelson Mandela Forum Italy Florence, Italy
3 Bellator Kickboxing 3 September 17, 2016 Syma Hall Hungary Budapest, Hungary
2 Bellator Kickboxing 2 June 24, 2016 Scottrade Center United States St. Louis, Missouri
1 Bellator Kickboxing 1 April 16, 2016 Pala Alpitour Italy Torino, Italy

Broadcast partners

Bellator Kickboxing airs on Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV). Bellator Kickboxing debuted on Spike on April 16, 2016.[4]

Current champions

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Light heavyweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Vacant
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Vacant
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) United States Raymond Daniels September 23, 2017 (Bellator Kickboxing 7) 1
Lightweight 154 lb (70 kg; 11 st) Italy Giorgio Petrosyan July 14, 2018 (Bellator Kickboxing 10) 0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Canada Gabriel Varga July 14, 2018 (Bellator Kickboxing 10) 0
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (56 kg; 9.6 st) Netherlands Denise Kielholtz December 10, 2016 (Bellator Kickboxing 4) 1

Championship history

Welterweight Championship

156 pounds (71 kg) to 170 pounds (77 kg)

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 France Karim Ghajji
def. Mustapha Haida
Bellator Kickboxing 1
Torino, Italy
April 16, 2016 154 days
2 Hungary Zoltán Laszák Bellator Kickboxing 3
Budapest, Hungary
September 17, 2016 209 days
3 France Karim Ghajji (2) Bellator Kickboxing 6
Budapest, Hungary
April 14, 2017 162 days
4 United States Raymond Daniels Bellator Kickboxing 7
San Jose, California
September 23, 2017 422 days
(incumbent)
1. def. Djibril Ehouo at Bellator Kickboxing 9 on April 6, 2018

Lightweight Championship

147 pounds (67 kg) to 154 pounds (70 kg)

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Italy Giorgio Petrosyan
def. Chingiz Allazov
Bellator Kickboxing 10
Rome, Italy
July 14, 2018 128 days
(incumbent)

Featherweight Championship

136 pounds (62 kg) to 145 pounds (66 kg)

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 United States Kevin Ross
def. Domenico Lomurno
Bellator Kickboxing 7
San Jose, California
September 23, 2017 422 days
2 Canada Gabriel Varga Bellator Kickboxing 10
Rome, Italy
July 14, 2018 128 days
(incumbent)

Women's Flyweight Championship

116 pounds (53 kg) to 125 pounds (57 kg)

No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Netherlands Denise Kielholtz
def. Gloria Peritore
Bellator Kickboxing 4
Florence, Italy
December 10, 2016 709 days
(incumbent)
1. def. Martine Michieletto at Bellator Kickboxing 5 on April 8, 2017

Notable fighters

Middleweights (185 lb, 84 kg)

Welterweights (170 lb, 77 kg)

Lightweight (155 lb, 70 kg)

Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg)

Women's Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg)

Women's Flyweights (125 lb, 56 kg)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scott Coker launches Bellator Kickboxing – Bellator.com".
  2. ^ "Bellator Kickboxing Holds Inaugural Event in Italy Tonight – VICE Sports".
  3. ^ "Bellator Kickboxing Holds Inaugural Event – Fightland".
  4. ^ "Bellator to Launch "Bellator Kickboxing" April 16: Events to air on Spike TV".

External links

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