A featherweight match-up between Gabrielle Holloway and Talita Nogueira has been set for the Bellator 182 preliminary card on August 25th.
Holloway (6-5) is coming off the biggest win of her career, stopping UFC veteran Alexis Dufresne in the second round in March. Her previous bouts for the organization ended in close decision losses to Arlene Beencowe and Julia Budd. She is currently the number-eight ranked featherweight fighter in the world, according to the Women’s MMA World Rankings.
Nogueira (6-0) was originally scheduled to make her Bellator debut in February 2015, but pulled out of a fight against Julia Budd due to a knee injury. Over two years later and the 31-year-old undefeated Brazilian prospect is now ready to make her debut.
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Bellator 182 takes place on August 25th from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, United States. The preliminary card featuring Holloway VS Nogueira will be aired live on Bellator’s official website.