Bellator MMA has added a women’s featherweight bout between Australia’s Arlene Blencowe and Alexis Dufresne to Bellator 137 on May 15.
The bout was announced by Blencowe at Storm Damage 6. The fight will mark the promotional debut for both women.
Blencowe, a former WBF and WIBA champion boxer, has won her last three bouts, all by way of stoppage. Her most recent victory came over Invicta FC’s Faith Van Duin, who was previously undefeated. The 31-year-old has been competing in MMA for the last two years, earning five wins against four defeats.
Dufresne, meanwhile, went 0-2 inside the UFC’s Octagon after missing the bantamweight limit in her contests against Sarah Moras and Marion Reneau. The 24-year-old will be making her return to the featherweight division for the bout against Blencowe. Prior to her struggles in the Octagon, the Californian had started her career with five straight wins, all by first-round finish.
Bellator 137 will take place Friday, May 15 from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. It will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Brandon Halsey and challenger Kendall Grove. The night’s main card will air live on Spike TV, with the preliminary card streaming on Spike.com.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.