14-Fight Card Unveiled For Bellator’s October 1st Card

Bellator unveiled their full card for Bellator 247 on Thursday, a 14-fight card which is set to be the promotion’s debut on the CBS Sports Network. Bellator 247 is set to take place from the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy on October 1st.

The card is headlined by a welterweight bout between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson.

Daley and Anderson have both been notable names within Bellator’s welterweight division for a while now. A win for Anderson would be his third-in-a-row, making it the longest streak since his entrance into the promotion in 2013.

His last fight was in October of 2019, getting a decision victory over Guilherme Bomba.

Daley will also chase his third-straight win following 2019 wins over Erick Silva and Saad Awad respectively.

Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs. Laid Zerhouni

The co-main event of the evening will see the return of undefeated fighter Norbert Novenyi Jr., as he is matched against Laid Zerhouni. Novenyi Jr. has remained perfect through his four-fight career as a pro, with three of those wins in Bellator.

His last win was just under a year ago, defeating Will Fleury in September of 2019 via decision.

The fight will be Zerhouni’s debut in Bellator. His last fight was in December, stopping Souhaib Dahmani in the first round via rear naked choke.

Denise Kielhotlz vs. Kate Jackson

Returning after a loss to Bellator Flyweight Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Kate Jackson will return to action in October when she faces Denise Kielholtz.

Prior to her loss last December, Jackson had wins in Bellator over Anastasia Yankova and Lena Ovchynnikova.

Kielholtz carries a three-fight streak of wins into the fight, all finishes. The most recent of the trio was last February, where she stopped Kristina Williams with a rear naked choke.

Ilias Bulaid vs. Ivan Naccari

Opening the four-fight card is a matchup between Ilias Bulaid and Ivan Naccari. Bulaid, a former K-1 Japan kickboxer, has won his first two MMA fights under the Bellator banner. His last fight was in February, getting a decision win over Diego Freitas.

Naccari’s sole MMA fight was a loss last January to Hovik Zakarian. He has a background in kickboxing.

The main card for Bellator 247 has a start time of 4:00PM EDT (10:00PM CEST). The 10-fight preliminary card has an earlier start time of 12:15PM EDT (6:15PM CEST) on Youtube. Here’s the full card.

Main Card (4:00PM EDT / 10:00PM CEST) (CBS Sports Network)

Bout 14: Paul Daley (42-17-2) vs. Derek Anderson (16-3) (Welterweight)

Bout 13: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (4-0) vs. Laid Zerhouni (7-5) (Middleweight)

Bout 12: Denise Kielholtz (5-2) vs. Kate Jackson (11-4-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 11: Ilias Bulaid (2-0) vs. Ivan Naccari (0-1) (Lightweight)

Preliminary Card (12:15PM EDT / 6:15PM CEST) (Youtube)

Bout 10: Brian Moore (12-7) vs. Simone D’Anna (7-2) (Featherweight)

Bout 9: Justin Burlinson (5-0) vs. Bobby Pallett (5-0) (Welterweight)

Bout 8: Lewis Long (17-6) vs. Gianni Melillo (13-5) (Welterweight)

Bout 7: Mandy Bohm (6-0) vs. Griet Eeckhout (5-3-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Chris Duncan (6-0) vs. Iamik Furtado (6-3) (Catchweight 160 lbs)

Bout 5: Walter Gahadza (18-5) vs. Uros Jurisic (10-0) (Welterweight)

Bout 4: Kywan Gracie (1-0) vs. Constantin Gnusariov (3-0-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Lee Chadwick (25-15-1) vs. Ederson Macedo (10-5) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Blaine O’Driscoll (8-3) v.s Salah Elkas (6-6) (Flyweight)

Bout 1: Jade Jorand (0-0) vs. Monika Chochlikova (0-0) (Atomweight)

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