Bellator MMA standout, Talita “Treta” Nogueira, has moved up to number-six in the featherweight world rankings. This follows her impressive first-round submission win over Amanda Bell at the Bellator 182 event this past Friday.
Nogueira (7-0) made a statement to the entire Bellator featherweight division on Friday, returning from a four-year layoff to choke out the top-ten ranked Amanda Bell. Prior to Friday’s victory, Nogueira had solely competed in her home country of Brazil. She possesses a world class BJJ game, with a 100% finish rate, including five submissions and two knockouts.
The 31-year-old is now the third highest-ranked Bellator featherweight competitor. Arlene Blencowe (10-6) sits at number-three, whilst the Bellator featherweight champion, Julia Budd, takes the number-two spot. Budd already owns a victory over Blencowe, which means Nogueira could be next in line for the belt.
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