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Bellator MMA Ink LFA Vet Jena Bishop to Multi-Fight Deal

Jena Bishop, LFA 145 Weighing Credit: Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Bellator MMA has locked in the service of female flyweight fighter and struggling Jena Bishop.

Promotion officials confirmed the news on Friday, according to preliminary reports by MMA Junkie, the 36-year-old unbeaten (4-0) Bishop, competing last week at LFA 145, with Olivia Biscao passing.

All Bishop’s victories were under the flag of the LFA, with two battles going a long way. and twice ended in surrender The latter comes as no surprise given Bishop’s bread and butter on the ground, practicing from Alliance Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, Calif. Bishop took first place at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in 2017 and first in the USAJJF/IBJJF American Nationals that same year.

In 2019 Bishop won first place in the ADCC EC USA Trials. She moved to MMA in 2021, signed with the Legacy Fighting Alliance and made an immediate impact.

No dates or opponents have been announced for Jena Bishop’s Bellator MMA debut. She joins the women’s flyweight division of hot promotions from re-signing. Former UFC fighter Poliana Botelho joined the organization this week. Bellator MMA women’s flyweight is ruled by Liz Carmouche, with Juliana Velasquez, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Denise Kielholtz, former Invicta champion Kana Watanabe, Vanessa Porto and others making the top 10.

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