Italian veteran Alessio Sakara will compete in an upcoming Bellator event in his home country. | Bellator
Bellator has a trio of cards planned for Milan, Italy, over the next couple of weeks, and just announced the full lineup for the final show on Oct. 3.
Headlined by a previously announced bantamweight clash between James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor, the card will include two UFC veterans Alessio Sakara and Carlo Pedersoli Jr.
Sakara (24-13, 2 no contests), who once challenged for the Bellator middleweight championship against Rafael Carvalho, stopped Canaan Grigsby in just 23 seconds in his most light heavyweight recent bout in Oct. 2019.
“Legionarius” takes on Spain’s Darwin Rodriguez (9-5), who was on a six-fight finishing streak prior to his KSW debut loss in Nov. 2019. “El Noble” will enter the Bellator cage for the first time that night.
Pedersoli Jr. (11-3) makes his Bellator debut after a 1-2 run in the UFC between 2018 and 2019 with a victory over Brad Scott followed by losses to Alex Oliveira and Dwight Grant.
“Semento” is also set to fight a Spanish fighter, battling Acoidan Duque (15-2) in a welterweight contest. “El Pei” won five in a row before inking a deal with Bellator.
The card also features Charlie Ward, Kiefer Crosbie, Karl Albrektsson, Sinead Kavanagh and Robin van Roosmalen. Check the full lineup below.
James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor
Charlie Ward vs. Andy Manzolo
Kiefer Crosbie vs. Charlie Leary
Karl Albrektsson vs. David Trallero
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Katharina Lehner
Alessio Sakara vs. Darwin Rodriguez
Chris Bungard vs. Aymard Guih
Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Acoidan Duque
Robin van Roosmalen vs. Nauzet Trujillo
Gokhan Saricam vs. Joffie Houlton
Ashleigh Grimshaw vs. Andrew Fisher
Kane Mousah vs. Alessandro Botti
Asael Adjoudj vs. Nathan Jessimer
Marek Jakimowicz vs. Curtis Dodge