Bellator will officially roll out their featherweight division October 24.
Newly signed Marloes Coenen will take on Italy’s Annalisa Bucci in Mulvane, KS at the Bellator 130 event. The promotion announced the match Tuesday.
Coenen (21-6) lost a rematch to Cris Justino last July and won four of her last 6. Ranked #2 in the world at featherweight, she may move to the #1 spot once Justino drops to bantamweight. She will celebrate her 14th year in MMA competition next month.
Bucci (7-3) is coming off her biggest win of her career, defeating InvictaFC signee Maria Hougaard Djursaa. She won five straight before losing to Cage Warriors bantamweight title contender Pannie Kianzad. She has five finishes to her credit.
The match is expected to air on Spike TV October 24.