Gabriel Varga will defend his Bellator Kickboxing featherweight belt against hometown lad Shan Cangelosi on December 1 in Genoa, Italy, the promotion announced Tuesday. The fight will be part of a Bellator Kickboxing and MMA event at RDS Stadium.
Varga, fighting out of Canada, defeated American Kevin Ross to win the title at Bellator KIckboxing 10 in July. Prior to signing with Bellator, Varga was also a champion with Glory, and has also competed in the K-1 organization.
Cangelosi is a local fighter with a Muay Thai background who fights out of the Sanpayak Gym.
“Additional matchups will be announced in the near future,” said the press release.