‘John’ Wayne Parr (98-32) will again travel to Europe for his next bout after today announcing that he is scheduled to fight on Bellator Kickboxing 9 on April 6th. The event will take place at the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
The fight, against a yet-to-be-named opponent, will be the third fight on his three-fight contract with the American promotion. Asked recently on the Halfcast Podcast with UFC fighters Tyson Pedro and Tai Tuivasa what his situation with Bellator was, Parr replied: “I’ve got one to go, and if all goes according to plan, I’d love to get an extension, maybe three, four or five fights”.
Parr last fought in December on Bellator Kickboxing 8 in Florence where he captured a third-round stoppage over Italian opponent Piergiulo Paolucci. The win over Paolucci was the 99th of his career and Parr has said he is looking forward to the opportunity to reach the milestone of winning 100 fights.
Next fight April 6th for @bellatorkb in Budapest.
I currently have 99 wins. For a Thai a 100 wins is no big deal. But as an Aussie I’m stoked for the opportunity to hopefully achieve such a milestone.
Massive thank you @ScottCoker & @hansmolenkamp for believing in me 😊🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/77CO4HEtJo
— John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) February 16, 2018
As has been the case with their recent European events, Bellator 196 (MMA) will take place on the same night as Bellator Kickboxing. Booked in the main event is undefeated Irish prospect James Gallagher (7-0) who takes on local fighter Adam Borics (10-0) in a featherweight bout. Gallagher currently trains out of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin under the guidance of renowned coach John Cavanagh and is seen as one of the promotions rising stars.