Former Bellator flyweight title challenger, and Bellator flyweight kickboxing champion, Denise Kielholtz, will take on Kana Watanabe at Bellator's return to London, England on May 13 for the SSE Arena.
MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs was the first to report the news of the matchup, confirming the booking with promotion officials. Kielholtz is 4-1 in her last five fights and is coming off of a split-decision loss to current Bellator flyweight champion, Julliana Velasquez, back at Bellator 262. Watanabe meanwhile is 2-1 in her three Bellator appearances and will try to rebound from a first-round TKO defeat to Liz Carmouche at Bellator 261.
A modern-day classic takes the spotlight on a brand new episode of "5️⃣X5️⃣"@JuVelasquezMMA and @DeniseKielholtz delivered one of the best five-rounders in YEARS! Enjoy this fight in its entirety via the link below.--— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 2021