Bellator has been receiving a lot of attention lately and for good reason.
Ever since former Strikeforce President Scott Coker took over, the organization has introduced one of the best female divisions in MMA and on Thursday, Bellator announced that they had come to terms with undefeated featherweight Talita Nogueira.
Nogueira (6-0), the 2013 Female Fighter of the Year at the Brazilian MMA Awards, was also negotiating with UFC last month but ultimately chose to sign with Bellator. Her signing comes just days after Bellator had signed Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd under new president Scott Coker.
“Joining Bellator is like a dream come true,” Nogueira said in a statement. “Since I began my MMA career I wanted to compete in a promotion like Bellator so I want to thank Scott and Rich (Chou) for bringing back women’s MMA to Bellator and I promise I will train harder than anyone to put on entertaining fights for Bellator.”
Specializing in jiu-jitsu, Nogueira has finished all six of her opponents inside the first two rounds since turning pro in 2009.
“We are always excited when we can bring in a talent like Talita to the organization,” said Coker. “This is just the beginning for women’s MMA here at Bellator. We want to make a very serious commitment to this division, and this is just the start.”
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts