Former Title Challenger Kate Jackson Takes on World Champion Denise Kielholtz in Exciting Bellator 247 Main Event
Plus, Prelim Bouts to Stream Live on CBSSports.com at 1 p.m. ET
LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA will officially kick off its partnership with CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, LIVE this Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The event will take place inside Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy.
Beginning with this event, CBS Sports Network will televise Bellator MMA events, both domestic and international, LIVE in all U.S. markets, while preliminary matchups will stream on CBSSports.com and Bellator MMA’s YouTube channel. This Thursday’s Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz preliminary card begins at 1 p.m. ET.
The event is anchored by an exciting flyweight main event pitting former world title challenger Kate Jackson (11-4-1) against Bellator Kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz (5-2), with the dual-sport fighter continuing to impress every time she steps inside the Bellator MMA cage.
Three additional main card matchups are also confirmed, with unbeaten Hungarian prospect Norbert Novenyi Jr. (4-0) taking on Laid Zerhouni (7-5) at middleweight, an explosive featherweight contest pitting Ireland’s Brian Moore (12-7) againstItaly’s Simone D’Anna (7-2) and a 160-lb. contract weight bout between undefeated Chris Duncan (6-0) and Iamik Furtado (6-3).
Following Thursday’s Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz event, the ViacomCBS-owned promotion will once again return to Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy to close out a trio of shows on Saturday, Oct. 3 for a Bellator MMA European Series event headlined by a bantamweight grudge match between James Gallagher (10-1) and Cal Ellenor (8-2). Preliminary action kicks off LIVE at 1:15 p.m. ET on the Bellator YouTube Channel, with LIVE main card action shortly to follow at 5 p.m. ET on the Bellator YouTube Channel.
For further information, visit Bellator.com.
Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz Fight Card:
CBS Sports Network
4 p.m. ET
Flyweight Main Event: Kate Jackson (11-4-1) vs. Denise Kielholtz (5-2)
Middleweight Co-Main Event: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (4-0) vs. Laid Zerhouni (7-5)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Brian Moore (12-7) vs. Simone D’Anna (7-2)
160-pound Contract Weight Feature Bout: Chris Duncan (6-0) vs. Iamik Furtado (6-3)
CBSSports.com | Bellator MMA’s YouTube Channel
1 p.m. ET
Welterweight Bout: Lewis Long (17-6) vs. Gianni Melillo (13-5)
Flyweight Bout: Mandy Bohm (6-0, 1 NC) vs. Griet Eeckhout (5-3-1)
Welterweight Bout: Walter Gahadza (18-5) vs. Uros Jurisic (10-0)
Welterweight Bout: Kywan Gracie (1-0) vs. Kosti Gnusariev (3-0-1)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Lee Chadwick (25-15-1) vs. Ederson Cristian Macedo (10-5)
Flyweight Bout: Blaine O’Driscoll (8-3) vs. Salah Elkas (6-6)
Atomweight Bout: Jade Jorand (Pro Debut) vs. Monika Tochlikova (Pro Debut)