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Ava Knight To Make MMA Debut, Inks Contract With Bellator

According to MMA Fighting, former WBC and IBF champion Ava Knight is the latest female boxer to enter the world of mixed martial arts.

Knight (14-4-2) will follow in the footsteps of Ana Julaton and Heather Hardy, by signing a contract with Bellator.

Knight will make her MMA debut on Bellator 228, on September 28 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Knight will make her debut against Shannon Goughary (3-3 MMA), who came up short against Cristina Crist at Peak Fighting 2 in July. But prior to this defeat, she scored a stoppage win over Tabatha Ann Watkins in April.

The Bellator 228 will feature Patricio Freire vs. Juan Archuleta for the Bellator featherweight championship, and three fights in the opening round of the Bellator featherweight tournament.

Knight, 30-years-old and promoted in boxing by Mayweather Promotions, was in action back in May when he won an eight round unanimous decision over Crystal Hoy. It was Knight's second fight of the year after going to a technical draw in February due to a head clash.

She's been unbeaten in the ring since October of 2013, when she traveled over to Mexico and lost her WBC junior flyweight title to Ibeth Zamora.

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Comment by sicko on 08-12-2019

Will Support Ava 100% but that is a very tough transition to make but Women MMA does pay more and people are interested in Women MMA far more than they are Women Boxing Sadly

Comment by Javcar on 08-12-2019

Its MAAAMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by The tucker on 08-12-2019

Good luck to her.

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