clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Kana Watanabe makes official Bellator MMA debut vs Alejandra Lara at Bellator 255 on April 2

New, 9 comments
Bellator Japan Weigh-In Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage

Bellator 255 — which is set to go down inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on April 2 — is starting to shape up nicely. The latest addition to the event — the first of the year for the promotion — is a bout between undefeated women’s Flyweight sensation, Kana Watanabe, taking on Alejandra Lara.

Watanabe is currently 9-0-1 and was last seen defeating Llara Joanne at Bellator 237 in December of 2019. Prior to that, Watanabe earned her stripes competing for RIZIN and DEEP. Her fight against Lara will be her official debut for Bellator since her fight against Joanne was while she was under contract with RIZIN, who co-promoted the event in Japan.

Lara, meanwhile, is currently enjoying a two fight win streak and has amassed a record of 3-2 inside the Bellator cage. She was last seen defeating Veta Arteaga via unanimous decision at Bellator 235 in December of 2019.

Bellator 255 will feature a Featherweight championship rematch between division champion Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez. Also on the card, Usman Nurmagomedov will make his promotional debut against Mike Hamel, while Matt Mitrione returns to face Tyrell Fortune in Heavyweight action.

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.