On Saturday, April 8, Bellator Kickboxing hosted its fifth event from the northern Italian city of Torino at the Pala Alpitour 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 will be preceded by Bellator 176.
The main event featured former pound-for-pound No. 1 kickboxer in the world, Giorgio Petrosyan, who took on Superkombat titleholder Amansio Paraschiv. In the co-main event, the promotion’s women’s flyweight champion Denise Kielholtz defended her title for the first time against Italy’s Martine Michieletto. Also on the main card, Australian veteran John Wayne Parr made his promotional debut against Nando Calzetta.
The Victory World Series portion of the event featured the other Petrosyan brother, Armen, who faced Mohamed Houmer. Also, top-10 pound-for-pound female kickboxer Anissa Meksen clashed with Chiara Vincis for the ISKA 54.5-kilogram title.
The Bellator Kickboxing portion of the card kicked off at 3 p.m. ET. It aired via same day tape-delay at 5:15 p.m. ET on Spike TV.