Bellator MMA signs three new flyweights today, growing their flyweight division and proving yet again that they are big supporters of WMMA. The three top mma prospects are Brazilian fighters; Bruna Ellen, Bruna Vargas and Kenya Miranda have been signed earlier today to exclusive, multi-fight contracts.
The Bellator MMA women's flyweight division is really starting to take shape, which is so exciting to see.
Bellator's Christopher Tuttle tells us,
"Joining a division that already boasts: Ilima Macfarlane, Anastasia Yankova, Lena Ovchynnikova, and Keri Taylor-Melendez, the trio of Brazilian fighters will have a plethora of intriguing matchups available when they debut later in 2016."
We happen to agree, let's face it, when any women's division grows due to the addition of international fighters, "intriguing matchups" is exactly what you get!
So let's take a quick look at the three new signees...
Bruna Ellen, 20 years old, and holds a professional record of 2-0
She competed twice in 2015, winning both of her bouts. She's a member of Team Nogueira Campinas in Sao Paulo, Ellen recently trained at the world-renowned Blackzilians gym in Florida, where she continued to hone her striking and skills on the mat. Ellen’s was listed on this year’s “Top-Ten Brazilian Prospects” list by MMAFighting.com.
Bruna Vargas, holds a professional MMA record of 2-0
She briefly signed with XFC before choosing to join the Bellator MMA women's flyweight division. The native of Porto Alegre, Brazil has competed sporadically since 2013, fighting once each year, but hopes to change this with a busy 2016.
Kenya Miranda, 27 years old, and holds a professional MMA record of 2-2
Miranda trains out of BH Rhinos in Belo Horizonte, and has a vast pedigree when it comes to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. When she debuts for Bellator MMA, the fight will be her first outside of her native homeland.