Bellator MMA will run Genoa, Italy, for the first time with Bellator 211: “Sakara vs. Kauppinen” at RDS Stadium on Dec. 1, 2018. The international card will be broadcast at a special start time on Paramount Network of 4 p.m. ET so that it airs live both stateside and abroad.
As one might guess from the title of the event, Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (20-12, 2 NC) will compete in the main event. To date, Sakara is 3-1 in Bellator with his only loss coming in a world title shot at Bellator 190 in 2017. All three wins have come by knockout, including his most recent win via technical knockout at Bellator 203 in Rome.
Kent Kauppinen (10-4), meanwhile, will not just roll over for the home town hero. The English fighter is a fearsome striker with 80 percent of his wins coming by knockout, although he’ll be looking to bounce back from a submission loss in his Bellator debut.
In addition to Bellator 211’s mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts, a Bellator Kickboxing card will also take place the same night in the same venue, with the only bout announced so far being a Featherweight title fight between Gabriel Varga (16-6) and Shan Cangelosi (10-6).
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