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Bellator signs three female fighters including UFC veteran Alexis Dufresne

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Roberta "Crusher" Paim, Alexis "Sneaky Zebra" Dufresne, and Iony Razafiarison join the Bellator MMA roster.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator MMA is making another move to establish that it's serious about women's mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015 and beyond.

The promotion has bolstered the featherweight division as Roberta "Crusher" Paim, Alexis "Sneaky Zebra" Dufresne, and Iony Razafiarison join the Bellator roster.

If at least one of those names sounds familiar it should, as Dufresne was last seen at UFC 182, where she was on the losing side of a bantamweight battle against Marion Reneau. She obviously hopes to fare better at featherweight.

This trio of fighters join Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe, Julia "The Jewell" Budd, Marloes "Rumina" Coenen, Holly Lawson, and Talita Nogueira on the Bellator MMA roster.

Bellator President Scott Coker comments:

"We're proud to be bringing these three talented athletes to our women's featherweight division. I see several potential match ups that would make for some great fights.  We will continue to build and support the premiere women's featherweight division in MMA."

No fights for any of the new additions have been announced, but another signing has been promised in the near future.