It is looking more and more like it.
After the superb fight between Lisa Ellis and Jessica Aguilar in the 115 pound division a few weeks ago, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney renewed his vow to feature more female fighters on their cards.
Coming into spring, Bellator will be doing 6 tournaments which all seem to be for their male fighters; according to a USA Today article this week. However, Rebney stated that the reason why there isn’t a female tournament coming into April is because they want to make sure they can feature the female fighters as much as they can. Unlike his earlier statement from this past August, Rebney admitted there are enough 125 pound fighters to fill a complete tournament.
Bellator’s Zoila Gurgel is still healing from surgery and isn’t expected to be back in the cage until late summer/early fall. Seeing they wouldn’t want her on the shelf for another six months, makes a 125 tournament in the fall most likely.
Gurgel will be the most featured fighter in the tournament, with names like Jessica Eye, and Rosi Sexton waiting in the wings. A dozen or so other competitors are also looking to get one of those coveted spots.
Although this has yet to be announced, Bellator is wanting to do more tournaments next year. The super-flyweights may have found themselves a new television home in mid 2012.
Only time will tell.