Bellator MMA on Wednesday continued its roster additions by announcing the signing of female featherweight fighter Annalisa Bucci (7-3).
“I feel extremely honored, excited and thankful to be part of the first group of females, fighting for Scott Coker in the new Bellator MMA Women’s Division,” Bucci said.
“I cannot find the right words to truly express how I feel. This is more than a payoff for years of hard work, love and dedication to this sport. This is a dream come true!”
Known for her kickboxing and Muay Thai skills, Bucci has become synonymous for pushing the pace and keeping her opponents on their heels, and is simply known as “No Fear” within MMA circles. When she steps in the Bellator cage, it will mark her first competition in the United States.
With Bucci’s signing, Bellator now has a collection of four top featherweights in its rekindled women’s division. She joins Marloes Coenen, Julia Budd, and Talita Nogueira.