Bellator fighter Poliana Botelho is battling breast cancer and recently underwent surgery. She’s now recovering at home in home to Rio de Janeiro.
Botelho underwent surgery on Friday to remove a lymph node. She has returned to her home to Brazil to recover and continue her fight.
“Thank you for all the positive energies,” Botelho wrote on Instagram accompanied with a video. “This fight is mine and ours.”
In the video, an obviously in pain Botelho throws a couple of punches beside her bed in the hospital.
Botelho fought for the UFC from 2017 until 2022 and was released by the organization. She signed a contract with Bellator in November.
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