The former Glory and Wbc muay thai champion Joe Schilling entered this fight with a professional record of 19-8-0 (11 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 cruiserweight in the world. He has already fought twice in 2016 beating Mike Lemaire (=Schilling vs Lemaire) and losing to Jason Wilnis (=Schilling vs Wilnis 2).
His opponent, the black belt in kudo Hisaki Kato, is at his professional kickboxing debut but he has a mma record of 6-2-0 (2 knockouts). He had won over Schilling in their first mma fight last year (4-stars-fight Schilling vs Kato I) but then he lost to Melvin Manhoef (=Kato vs Manhoef); he came back to win in 2016 against Yuta Watanabe. Schilling vs Kato 2 is on the undercard of Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii – Bellator 157. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 157: Dynamite 2
Where: Scottrade Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Division: catchweight (187.4 lbs, 85 kg)
Bellator 157 fight card (main fights):
Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii
Michael Chandler vs Patricky Freire 2
Matt Mitrione vs Carl Seumanutafa
Joe Schilling vs Hisaki Kato 2 (kickboxing)
Raymond Daniels vs Stefano Bruno (kickboxing)
Schilling’s previous fight: Joe Schilling vs Jason Wilnis 2
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Official video (USA)