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Bellator is headed to South Dakota and they’ve brought over an exciting women’s flyweight matchup for the event.
Bellator 265 is set to go down at Sanford Pentagon on Aug. 20 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Alejandra Lara vs. DeAnna Bennett, which was originally scheduled for Bellator 263 in Lo Angeles on July 31, has been moved to the Aug. 20 event.
Multiple people with knowledge of the event and matchup informed the news to MMA Junkie on Monday.
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Lara (9-4 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) is looking to bounce back into the win column after a split decision loss to Japan’s Kana Watanabe at Bellator 255 in April. Prior to the defeat, Lara had back-to-back wins over Taylor Turner and Veta Arteaga. The 26-year-old fights out of Lobo Gym in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Meanwhile, Bennett (10-7-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is out to get her first Bellator win. The former Invicta FC title challenger lost her promotional debut against top contender Liz Carmouche in September. Bennett competed on season 26 of the UFC’s reality T.V. show “The Ultimate Fighter.”