The women were in action at Bellator’s 155 card in the Potato State Friday May 20th and there was a surprise result in the featherweight division.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) May 21, 2016
Coenen was on her back for most of the first half of the fight, trying to look for submissions. She reversed the position with about two minutes left in the round, but got caught late.
Current mood: still astonished. pic.twitter.com/ZLM8yd4m4c
— MarloesCoenen (@MarloesCoenen) May 21, 2016
Dufresne’s win may throw a bit of a wrench into the plans to have Coenen and Budd for the title. Does Coenen deserve to still be in the title fight? I think Dufresne has earned the right to take her place. But, let’s see what happens.
Meanwhile, Veta Arteaga took a unanimous decision win over Jackie Vandenburgh in a featherweight contest.
Looking ahead to next week’s UFC Fight Night 88, #6 Sara McMann (8-3-0) takes on #7 Jessica Eye (11-4-0, 1NC). Physically, they’re pretty much identical but Eye mainly relies on striking, while McMann uses her wrestling as an Olympic silver medalist.
— Sara McMann (@Sara_McMann) May 14, 2016
Eye will likely want to keep the fight standing or put McMann on her back, while McMann will want to take the starch out of Eye with her wrestling and her power strikes. One of them broke Miesha Tate’s orbital bone, so Eye will be on the lookout (no pun intended) for that.
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) May 15, 2016
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) May 16, 2016
At stake is a top-5 ranking and spot in the title shot conversation mix. Good luck to both ladies.
See you next week!