“Rowdy” Bec Rawlings signs with Bellator

Bellator is continuing its trend of picking up ex-UFC fighters as they confirmed ESPN’s published reports that former Octagon fighter Bec Rawlings has been signed with the organization.

Rawlings (7-8) has fought in both the strawweight and flyweight divisions. She began her UFC career with wins over Lisa Ellis and Seo Hee Ham, but lost her job with the organization after a four-fight losing streak, which began with a highlight-reel stoppage by Paige VanZant. That loss was followed by dropped decisions to Tecia Torres, Jessica-Rose Clark, and Ashlee Evans-Smith.

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Bec Rawlings vs. Heather Jo Clark at the TUF 20 Finale in 2014

But despite her lack of Octagon success, “Rowdy” did find fortune as a bare-knuckle boxer, becoming the first woman to win a title in the Bare Knuckle FC organization. Rawlings went 3-0 in Bare Knuckle FC, defending her title twice.

She’s expected to fight as a flyweight for Bellator.

What do you think about this signing? Should Rawlings resume her MMA career, stick to bare-knuckle, or do both?

Veteran martial arts writer also published in Black Belt and Fight! Magazine.

One comment

  1. I think it will be a good fit between bareknuckle fights, we may see her in bellator kickboxing also. She can matchup great against denise Kielholtz or heather hardy there.

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