On Saturday, Sept. 17, Bellator Kickboxing debuted in Budapest, Hungary for Bellator Kickboxing 3.

In the main event of the evening, Bellator Kickboxing welterweight champion Karim Ghaji defended his championship for the first time against hometown challenger Zoltán Laszák.

In the rest of the main card action, the high flying acrobatics of top-10 middleweight Raymond Daniels returned against Hungary’s own Zsolt Benedek. One of the world’s top female kickboxers, Denise Kielholtz, returned to the promotion following her controversial split decision loss to Gloria Peritore at Dynamite 2. Kielholtz continued the theme of the evening as she took on Hungarian kickboxer Renáta Cseh Lantos. Other notable fighters Alexandru Negrea and Mustapha Haida returned to the promotion against Ali El Ameri and Kike Bonnin respectively.

The event took place at 11:30 a.m. ET. The event airs on Friday, Sept. 23, on Spike TV.

Zoltán Laszák def. Karim Ghaji by unanimous decision – Bellator welterweight title
Raymond Daniels def. Zsolt Benedek by unanimous decision
Denise Kielholtz def. Renáta Cseh-Lantos by unanimous decision
Alexandru Negrea def. Ali El Ameri by unanimous decision
Mustapha Haida def. Kike Bonnin by extra round decision

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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