Bellator MMA continues to expand its featherweight roster with three new signees.
Among them, UFC vet Alexis Dufresne. Dufresne (5-2) has first round finishes in all of her wins. She lost decision in both her UFC bantamweight fights, but never made weight at 135. Going up to 145 should see her at a more competitive and healthy weight.
Like Dufresne, Brazilian Roberta Paim (4-0) has first round finishes in all of her wins. Three by TKO.
France’s Iony Razafiarison (2-0) rounds out the new signees. The ground specialist has returned to MMA after a two year absence with a decision win this past January.
No word on when the fighters will be making their official Bellator debuts.
After her announcement several weeks ago, Marion Reneau finally has a date and opponent for her UFC debut.
Reneau will take on Alexis Dufresne at UFC 82 in Las Vegas, NV January 3rd.
Reneau (4-1) has finished three straight opponents in the first round and has yet to be finished. Dufresne (5-1) lost for the first time in her UFC debut against Sarah Moras. She has finished in all her wins.
The match will kick off the card on UFC Fight Pass.
The Ultimate Fighter 18 semi-finalist Sarah Moras will finally get her octagon debut.
Moras will take on UFC debuter Alexis Dufresne at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale in Las Vegas July 6. The promotion announced the match Thursday.
Moras (3-1) has a win over TUF 18 winner Juliana Pena, which Pena avenged in the semi-finals of the show. Moras went undefeated as an amateur and finished in all of her pro wins.
Dufresne (5-0) has finished all of her opponents in the first round with her longest match being 2:20. She got a 45 second TKO over Kim Couture in February, and will look to make her bantamweight debut in the UFC.
The match is set to air on Fox Sports 1 on the preliminary portion of the card.