Bellator star Anastasia Yankova has announced she will make her return to the cage on April 8th when she competes on the Bellator 176 card. No opponent has been named as of yet.
Yankova (4-0-0) is currently one of the most highly touted prospects in the women’s flyweight division. The Russian has been on a tear since making her professional debut, finishing two of her opponents in the very first round via an Armbar, whilst submitting another in round two.
The 25-year-old was a champion in muay-thai before making the transition to MMA.
Recently, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker revealed the women’s 125lb flyweight belt will be introduced by the end of the year. A victory for 25-year-old Yankova will no doubt put her in line for a potential shot at the belt.
Bellator 176 take place on April 8, 2017 at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. The event will air live on Spike TV.