Bellator 247 was set to have Paul Daley facing Derek Anderson in the main event of Bellator 247. But as things sometimes happen in combat sports, circumstances can change in a drop of a hat. That rings very true as there's a new Bellator 247 headliner, with Kate Jackson squaring off with Denise Kielholtz in women's flyweight action from the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy.
The new fight on the marquee is because Daley missed weight and had to be taken to the hospital due to experiencing severe abdominal cramps. Bellator went on to pull Daley from the bout and bumped Jackson-Kielholtz from the co-main event to the top spot on the card.
Jackson looks to get back on track in her first bout of 2020, having lost by unanimous decision to women's flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 236 in December.
Kielholtz is the current Bellator flyweight kickboxing champion but also dons the MMA gloves as well. She's on a bit of roll, having won three consecutive fights with all of them coming via stoppage. Kielholtz last fought at February's Bellator 239, defeating Kristina Williams by first-round submission.
Even though Bellator 247 doesn't feature the original main event, Jackson and Kielholtz should put on an exciting fight.
Here is everything you need to know about Bellator 247: Kate Jackson vs. Denise Kielholtz.
When is Kate Jackson vs. Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 247?
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 1
- Prelims: 1 p.m. ET
- Main card: 4 p.m. ET
Bellator 247 takes place on Thursday, Oct. 1. Prelims get underway at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 4 p.m. ET. Jackson and Kielholtz should start about 5:30 p.m. ET, but the time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielhlotz TV, live stream info
In the United States, the Bellator 247 prelims begin at 1 p.m. ET on Bellator MMA's official YouTube channel and on DAZN. The main card will follow live on DAZN and the CBS Sports Network.
In Canada, the prelims and main card are available on DAZN.
In Germany, the main card (10 p.m. CEST) is available on DAZN.
Where is Bellator 247?
Bellator 247: Jackson and Kielholtz will take place at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy. Jackson and Kielholtz have never competed at the venue.
Kate Jackson record, bio
- Name: Kate Jackson
- Nationality: British
- Born: Aug. 13, 1986
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 16
- Record: 11-4-1
Denise Kielholtz record, bio
- Name: Denise Kielholtz
- Nationality: Dutch
- Born: March 30, 1989
- Height: 5-3
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 7
- Record: 5-2
Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz fight card
- Kate Jackson vs Denise Kielholtz; Women's Flyweight
- Norbert Novenyi vs Laid Zerhouni; Middleweight
- Brian Moore vs Simone D'anna; Featherweight
- Chris Duncan vs Iamic Furtado; Catchweight (160 LBS)
- Lewis Long vs. Giovanni Melillo; Welterweight
- Mandy Böhm vs. Griet Eeckhout; Women's Flyweight
- Walter Gahadza vs. Uros Jurisic; Welterweight
- Kywan Gracie vs. Constantin Gnusariov; Welterweight
- Lee Chadwick vs. Ederson Macedo; Light Heavyweight
- Blaine O'Driscoll vs. Salah Elkas; Flyweight
- Jade Jorand vs. Monika Chochlikova; Women's Atomweight