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Bellator’s Female Fighters Make Weight for Friday

Coenen and Blencowe
Coenen and Blencowe

(All photos courtesy Bellator MMA)

Three female bouts are set for Bellator Friday night that will stream on Spike.com.

Former Srikeforce champ and InvictaFC vet Marloes Coenen (145.6) returns to action as she takes on Australian Arlene Blencowe (145.8). Coenen (22-6) has won 5 of her last seven fights, including a thrid round submission in her Bellator debut. Blencowe (6-4) has won four straight including a win over InvictaFC’s Faith Van Duin. She is also a world boxing champion.

Jenkins and Lissett
Jenkins and Lissette

Also at featherweight, Adrienna Jenkins (144.4) takes on Lissette Neri. Jenkins (18-6) recently came back after a five year absence from the sport. She is looking to come back after a loss to Blencowe.

Neri (6-2) is coming off a 38 second TKO win earlier this year. She was on a six fight win streak before losing back to back fights to Jessica Miele.

MacFarlane and Rios
MacFarlane and Rios

In the lone female flyweight bout, Arizona’s Maria Rios (125.4) takes on San Diego Combat Academy’s Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (125.2). Rios (2-2) won her first 2 pro fights and is looking rebound. Macfarlane is coming off a 10 second KO in her pro debut.

All the bouts will stream on Spike.com starting at 4:45 pst/7:45 est.

Dufresne vs. Belenclowe Set for May

Blencowe
Blencowe
Dufresne
Dufresne

UFC vet Alexis Dufresne will make her Bellator debut against Australian standout Arelen Blencowe in Temecula, California May 15. The match was announced by the promotion Friday night.

Dufresne (5-2) lost back to back fights in the UFC after winning her first five. Unable to make 135, she could find better success at featherweight.

Blencowe (5-4) has won three straight including a notable win over InvictaFC fighter Faith Van Duin. She is the former WIBA and WBF welterweight boxing champion.

No word on if this will be on the televised Spike TV card or streaming on Spike.com’s streaming prelims.

Arlene Blencowe Signs to Bellator

Blencowe
Blencowe

Former WIBA welterweight boxing champ Arlene Blencowe (5-4 MMA) has announced Sunday night she is the newest edition to Bellator’s featherweight division.

The Australian standout has won three straight in MMA including a KO victory over InvictaFC fighter Faith van Duin. Blencowe will face Erin McGowan for the vacant WIBA lightweight boxing title November 21. She made her U.S. boxing debut in a split decision loss to Tori Nelson in September.

Her Bellator debut will happen early next year.