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By David Tees on 4/15/2016 11:07 AM

For the first time in the promotions history, Bellator MMA heads to the country of Italy with a mix of MMA and kickboxing bouts. The MMA portion of the card (which will be previewed here) will be headlined by a lightweight division bout between Patricky Freire and Keviin Souza. Also, UFC veteran Alessio Sakara faces Brian Rogers and the highly touted Anastasia Yankova makes her promotional debut.

Main Event

Bellator MMA Lightweight Division Fight

Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (15-7-0) vs. Kevin Souza (15-4-0)

Freire has rotated wins and losses in his last five Bellator MMA appearances, with his last bout being a win over Ryan Couture at Bellator 148. Souza will be competing for the first time since his UFC release, which came after a loss to Chas Skelly at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson III. Freire did make it to the finals of the last lightweight tournament, but he lost that fight in the finals to Marcin Held. Souza actually won three of four fights in the UFC, with notable wins coming over Felipe Arantes and Katsunori Kikuno. Souza may be a late replacement in this fight, but he has the striking game to dominate Freire and he finishes Freire with strikes in the second.

Co-Main Event

Bellator MMA Middleweight Division Fight

Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers (12-8-0) vs. Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara (17-11-0-2NC)

Rogers has only won two of his last six in Bellator MMA competition, his last win came over Virgil Zwicker at Bellator 147. Sakara has only earned a single victory in the last six years, which came over Dib Akil at Final Fight Championships 19. Rogers has been competing in Bellator MMA for nearly five years now and he has never put a winning streak together during that entire run. Sakara earned a total of six wins during his time under the UUFC banner, with notable wins coming over Thales Leites and James Irvin. This one is going to be a slugfest from opening bell to the closing bell, but it will be Rogers putting Sakara away with strikes in the first.

Bellator MMA Lightweight Division Fight

Danilo “Caterpillar” Belluardo (5-0-0) vs. AJ “Mercenary” McKee (3-0-0)

Bellluardo will be making his Bellator MMA debut in this fight and three of his five wins as a pro came via first round finish. McKee has spent his entire professional MMA career in Bellator MMA, where all of his wins came in the opening round. McKee has been looking absolutely amazing since joining Bellator MMA, he quickly finishes Belluardo with strikes in the first.

Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Division Fight

Anjela Pink (0-0-0) vs. Anastasia Yankova (2-0-0)

Pink will be making her professional MMA debut in this fight and she also went winless during her time as an amateur. Yankova will be making her Belllator MMA debut in this fight and neither of her two wins went to the judge’s scorecards. Yankova is the fighter that Bellator MMA is banking on to be a huge star in the future, Yankova submits Pink in the opening round.

Bellator MMA Lightweight Division Fight

Daniele “The Cyborg” Miceli (2-0-0) vs. Daniele “Scat” Scatizzi (6-2-0)

Miceli will be making his Belllator MMA debut in this fight, but he recently defeated Massimo Salvatore at Venator FC II. Scatizzi will also be making his Bellator MMA debut in this fight and he has not earned a victory in just over a year. These are two fighters who are getting a huge opportunity here in Bellator MMA, Scatizzi takes advantage by finishing Miceli with strikes in the first.

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