Joe Schilling vs. Keith Berry Added to Bellator 219

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Hard-hitting kickboxing ace Joe Schilling returns at this month’s Bellator 219 in Temecula, CA.

Bellator 219 has another late addition on its hands. The card, taking place later this month in Temecula, CA, has had a middleweight bout between Joe Schilling and Keith Barry added. Bellator officials announced the news Tuesday on social media. The event is headlined by Saad Awad vs. Brandon Girtz, which replaced Andrey Koreshlov vs. Lorenz Larkin after the latter was forced off the card due to injury.

Schilling (3-5) is a standout kickboxer who has jumped head first into MMA this time around. Although he flirted with mixed martial arts at times throughout his career, he told Cageside Press back in November that he was all in for his latest crossover attempt.

Schilling would go on to earn a TKO over Will Morris at Bellator 210, after Morris’ corner called it a night after the first round. Now, the kickboxing ace will go up against Berry (15-14-1, 1NC), a Bellator, Strikeforce, and KOTC veteran who last fought at Golden Boy MMA’s Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 event.

Berry has not won a fight in MMA since 2013. He has shared the cage with Doug ‘The Rhino’ Marshall, Gian Villante, and Jeremy Kimbell, among others.

Bellator 219 takes place March 29 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA.

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Editor at Cageside Press, Jay has been covering the sport of mixed martial arts for several years. His work has appeared on The MMA Corner, What Culture, Cage Pages, MMA News, Today's Knockout, and Fox Sports (via Fansided). Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.

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