Bellator officials have added a flyweight contest in the female division to the upcoming August Bellator 160 card, as Lena Ovchynnikova takes on Jaimelene Nievera.
Ovchynnikova will enter the cage in search of her first win under the Bellator MMA banner since joining the promotion at the beginning of this year. After making her professional debut in 2006, “Hunter” came out guns blazing, earning victories in each of her initial eight bouts.
Of her 11 career wins, eight have come by way of submission, including six of the armbar variety.
Nievera scored a knockout win over Stephanie Frausto at Bellator 154. The Union City, California native is eager to once again step back into the cage and represent Bellator MMA. Nicknamed “Queenie,” the 31-year-old Dragon House MMA product has her eyes set on building off of her current three-fight winning streak.
Bellator 160 features Benson Henderson vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in a No. 1 contender match in the lightweight division, along with Saad Awad-Derek Anderson and the Bellator debut of “Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson, Jr.