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Bellator 245 – The Debut of Cat Zingano

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 28: Cat Zingano poses on the scale all through the UFC 232 weigh-in within The Discussion board on December 28, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photograph by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Photographs)

‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano would make her promotional debut for Bellator this weekend at Bellator 245. Getting competed seven situations for the UFC, including a title bout towards prolonged time champion, Ronda Rousey, Zingano was launched in August 2019. She requires on 11 struggle veteran, Gabrielle Holloway. This bout will acquire position at featherweight, only the 2nd time Zingano will have fought at the weight.

UFC Tenure

Having captured four belts prior to signing with the UFC, Zingano produced her debut versus women’s MMA pioneer, Meisha Tate. Defeating Tate by TKO, Zingano was matched up with long term women’s GOAT, Amanda Nunes. Zingano continues to be the last girl to defeat Nunes when she TKO’d her at UFC 178.

Title Shot

These two victories led to Zingano getting a title opportunity in opposition to Ronda Rousey in the headliner of UFC 184. Coming into the bout, Zingano was 9- and Rousey stood across her at 10-. Someone’s experienced to go. Regrettably for Zingano, it was her that went. In a single of the strangest match-ups in UFC title combat record, Zingano rushed throughout the octagon and attempted a knee. In opposition to the elite Judoka that Rousey is, a easy hip toss lead to Rousey flipping on her head, with Zingano following her around the major.

Within just 6 seconds of the battle commencing, Rousey had Zingano’s back and the finish was shortly to arrive. Locking up an inverted straight armbar, Rousey handed Zingano her first L in just 14 seconds.

Submit Title Bouts

Adhering to the Rousey decline, Zingano took on Juliana Pena at the infamous, UFC 200. The girls had been surely showcased on this card. In an immediately forgettable battle, Zingano missing around 15 minutes to the remarkable Pena.

Subsequent came a bout versus the undefeated, Ketlen Vieira. Arguably really hard carried out by, Zingano dropped a razor-near break up selection, major to her 3rd consecutive decline. Fortunately for Zingano, she didn’t choose much too a lot damage in this bout, so she was again in the octagon a mere four months following this bout. This was the quickest switch around in her job. She took on prolonged-time prime 15 fighter, Marion Reneau. Cat Zingano was ready to notch a unanimous decision victory, her very first W since 2014.


In the non-existent UFC featherweight division, Zingano took to the scales at 145lbs to facial area off against Megan Anderson. Anderson was in search of her 1st UFC earn, having dropped her debut to Holly Holm. In yet an additional strange fight, Zingano suffered a TKO decline in a little above a moment. This was as a result of an eye injury endured by Zingano subsequent a toe to the eye by Megan Anderson.

In what turned out to be Zingano’s ultimate UFC struggle, it was a disappointing conclusion to the enthusiast favourites UFC vocation.


In October 2019, it was declared that Cat Zingano signed for Bellator. Established for her debut at Bellator 245, Zingano will be searching to put her stamp on the Bellator featherweight division. Cris Cyborg captured the 145lbs belt back in January and Zingano will be hunting to wrestle the belt away from Cyborg in the in close proximity to foreseeable future.

First of all, nonetheless, she has to get via the 6-5, Holloway. If she leans on her encounter and gets through Holloway, which the oddsmakers presume she will do, she will will need one or two more fights right before competing for the belt. The great match-up would be against possibly Olga Rubin or Sinead Kavanagh.

1 issue we know for positive, we’re all wanting ahead to the debut of ‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano.

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