DeAnna Bennett’s first Bellator win was one to recollect.
The Bellator girls’s flyweight picked up a dominant choice win over Alejandra Lara on Saturday at Bellator 266. Bennett (11-7-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) received 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26 on the judges’ scorecards at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
It was a particular second for Bennett, as she was combating near her hometown and in a venue that had an emotional tie for her. She devoted the victory to her late father, who used to work within the venue as a police officer.
In the primary spherical, Lara (9-5 MMA, 3-4 BMMA) was tagging up Bennett early with laborious kicks and punches. Bennett saved the strain, however Lara managed to take care of distance and to maintain her putting flowing. Around two minutes within the spherical, Bennett received Lara’s again after a profitable journey. She regarded for the submission and landed heavy ground-and-pound on Lara from the again mount. It was a robust spherical by Bennett.
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Round 2 was nearer, however Bennett was nonetheless dictating the motion. The two exchanged pictures on the ft for almost all of the spherical. Bennett did many of the pressuring and landed the cleaner pictures. Lara was not capable of finding her rhythm,
In the ultimate spherical, Lara was capable of catch a second wind. The putting exchanges on the ft had been extra even, however as soon as once more Bennett was getting the higher of the exchanges. The Colombian fighter took down Bennett within the final minute of the spherical and managed the battle till the ultimate bell.
With this consequence, Bennett snapped a three-fight dropping streak. It was additionally her first victory since signing with Bellator in late 2020. Bennett did miss weight for the battle, coming in 3.2 kilos over the flyweight restrict.
On the opposite hand, Lara is now on a two-fight skid. She was coming off a cut up choice loss to Kana Watanabe again in April, which put an finish to her a two-fight successful streak.
Updated Bellator 266 outcomes embody:
- DeAnna Bennett def. Alejandra Lara through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
- Saul Rogers def. Georgi Karakhanyan through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
- Ben Parrish def. Christian Edwards through knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:38
- Alex Polizzi def. Grant Neal through cut up choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Anthony Adams def. Khalid Murtazaliev through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Bobby Seronio III def. Socrates Hernandez through unanimous choice (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)
- Abraham Vaesauvia def. Albert Gonzales through knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:17
- Shane Keefe def. Rhalan Gracie through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Edwin De Los Santos def. Jon Adams through TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:29
- Jesse Delgado def. Joshua Dillon through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)