On Saturday, Dec. 10, Bellator MMA hosted its 168th event from the Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The event was preceded by the promotion’s fourth kickboxing event.
In the night’s main event, a pair of UFC veterans locked horns as Italy’s own Alessio Sakara took on Joey Beltran. The 35-year-old Sakara rode the momentum of back-to-back knockout victories, including a second-round stoppage of Brian Rogers at Bellator 152 in April. Beltran, meanwhile, had alternated wins and losses over his last seven outings. He was last in the Bellator cage in May, where he dropped a split decision verdict against Chase Gormley.
The action kicked off Saturday at 4 p.m. ET live on Spike TV.