Bellator MMA returns to action this week and its their first trip outside of the United States as Bellator 152 takes place on April 16, 2016 in Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy
The headlining portion of the MMA card features Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (15-7) versus Derek Campos (16-6).
Also, Anastasia Yankova (2-0) will make her promotional debut against Anjela Pink in MMA flyweight action and Oktagon competitors Daniele Miceli (2-0) and Daniele Scatizzi (6-2) will round out the MMA card with a featherweight showdown.
Bellator 152 will also include the promotional debut of Italian fan-favorite Alessio Sakara (17-11), who faces Brian Rogers (12-8) in a light heavyweight matchup and one of MMA’s most promising young prospects, A.J. McKee (3-0), fights Danilo Belluardo (5-1) at 145-pounds.
Fresh off an emphatic knockout of Ryan Couture at “Bellator 148: Daley vs. Uhrich” to kickoff 2016, “Pitbull” will look to extend his current winning streak when he takes on a streaking Derek Campos. Also known as the “The Stallion,” Campos is riding a wave of momentum into Italy, as he is returning to action following a finish of Melvin Guillard during main card action at the rating’s-shattering “Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” event. With 15 TKO/KO’s between them, expect these two lightweights to trade leather in the center of the cage on April 16th.
It’s easy to classify Yankova as “just another pretty face,” but the 24-year-old Russian Muay Thai Champion has the fighting skills to more than match her good looks. Undefeated thus far in her budding MMA career, the Moscow native will face Pink in her Bellator debut. Ultimately, both women will look to make a statement as the Scott Coker-led promotion continues to build its women’s flyweight division.
Catch the full Bellator 152 MMA portion of the card below along with a video preview of the event:
Patricky Freire (15-7) vs. Derek Campos (16-6)
Alessio Sakara (17-11) vs. Brian Rogers (12-8)
A.J. McKee (3-0) vs. Danilo Belluardo (5-1)
Anastasia Yankova (2-0) vs. Anjela Pink (Debut)
Daniele Miceli (2-0) vs. Daniele Scatizzi (6-2)
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