A featherweight bout has been announced for the Bellator 174 preliminary card when Alexis Dufresne takes on Gabrielle Holloway.
Dufresne (6-2-0) holds a notable victory over Marloes Coenen, she submitted the Dutch veteran with a triangle armbar in the first round of their Bellator 155 encounter on May 20. However, Dufresne missed weight for the bout by nearly five pounds, weighing in as a lightweight competitor.
Holloway (5-5-0) is coming off two close decision losses to Arlene Blencowe and Amanda Bell. As an amateur went undefeated with the perfect 7-0-0 record, which included four finishes. She has never been finished inside her MMA career.
Bellator 174 takes place on March 3, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV and will be headlined by a featherweight championship fight between Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd.