Details of John Wayne Parr’s Bellator Kickboxing debut have been locked in as he gets ready to face local Italian favourite Nando Calzetta on April 9th in Torino, Italy.
A relative unknown to Australian muay thai and kickboxing fans, Calzetta, 31, has a 48-13 record and has competed on well-known promotions such as Bellator, Glory Kickboxing and the Chinese Kunlun Fight.
Despite not being matched up with Giorgio Petrosyan as he originally aimed for, Parr was still up-beat about his debut telling Fight News Australia “Happy to have the opportunity to fight for such a big organisation like Bellator. I’m looking forward to putting on an exciting performance representing Australia”.
Co-promoted with Italian-based Kickboxing promotion Oktakon, Bellator Kickboxing 5 also features a women’s world title bout between Flyweights Denise Kielholtz (46-3) and Martine Michieletto (34-12-5). In addition Petrosyan (83-2-2) will take on Romanian Kickboxer Amano Paraschiu (23-5-1). Californian muay thai veteran Kevin Ross (54-11) will also feature on the card against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
As a former pro/am Muaythai fighter, current trainer and fresh BJJ White Belt my life revolves around all things concerning the ‘hurt business’. If it involves punches, kicks, knees and elbows than I’m interested! On the side I’m a self-confessed Melbourne Victory tragic and marketing professional by day.