On Saturday, Dec. 10, Bellator Kickboxing hosted its fourth event from the Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy with a five-fight main card. The card was a joint effort with Italian promotion Oktagon, who hosts the Victory World Series portion of the event. The card was followed by Bellator 168.

The main event featured former pound-for-pound No. 1 kickboxer in the world, Giorgio Petrosyan. He took on Jordan Watson of the U.K.

In the co-main event, the promotion crowned its inaugural women’s flyweight champion as Denise Kielholtz and Gloria Peritore met for a second time. Peritore bested Kielholtz at Bellator Kickboxing: St. Louis in June via split decision.

Also on the card, promotional mainstays Joe Schilling and Kevin Ross took on Victorio Lermano and Alessio Arduini, respectively.

The Bellator Kickboxing portion of the card aired on Spike TV via one-week tape-delay on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:15 p.m. ET.

For the results of the Bellator MMA portion of the event, click here.

Giorgio Petrosyan def. Jordan Watson by TKO (punches). Round 3, 0:52
Denise Kielholtz def. Gloria Peritore by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 50-45) – for flyweight title
Joe Schilling def. Victorio Lermano by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:43
Karim Ghajji def. Luca Novello by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Ross def. Alessio Arduini by knockout (head kick). Round 2, 0:42
Armen Petrosyan def. Charles “Karlito” François by decision – for ISKA 70-kilogram title
Musta Haida def. Johane Beausejour by decision – for ISKA 72.5-kilogram title
Hamza Imane def. Ricardo Luiz by decision
Nando Calzetta def. Li Jun by knockout. Round 2
Djibril Ehouo def. Sun Shou by knockout. Round 2
Qing Gele def. Francesco Genovese by decision
Simone La Preziosa def. Teng Lige by knockout. Round 3
Belsanti Giorgio def. Liu Xiaoyang by TKO (retirement). Round 1

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