Bellator veteran DeAnna Bennett scored another dominant Unanimous Decision victory over Alejandra Lara in the main card of Bellator 266 on Saturday night at the SAP Center San Jose CA.
Bennett (11-7-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was awarded 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26 from the judges scorecards following the dominant showing in the Venue that is more like her hometown and was also Her Father’s station as a Policeman. She dedicated the win to her late father.
Lara (9-5 MMA, 3-4 BMMA) came out firing in the opening round with kicks and punches, pressuring Bennett, who kept the pressure up and did enough to hold her own. Lara made good use of the distance and tagged Bennett till when she slipped and fell giving Bennett an opportunity to get a back mount. From there Bennett looked for a submission but failed and landed a vicious ground and pound to finish the round strong.
The two has a closer round than the first in the second. Bennett controlled the fight and landed the cleaner shots as they both decided to fight the majority of the second round on foot. Notably, Lara never found her rythm like in the first and Bennett had another strong round.
Lara looked rejuvenated in the final round and was connecting some good shots but Bennett was getting the better of the exchange but towards the end of the round, Lara scored a takedown and controlled the fight till the final bell was heard.
Bennett with the win, snaps a three fight losing skid which is her first victory since signing for the promotion back in 2020.
Lara failed to bounce back to winning ways after losing to Kana Watanabe via split decision back in April. She was on a two fight winning streak before that bout and has now accumulated a two fight losing skid.
Former title challenger Alejandra Lara battled veteran DeAnna Bennett in a flyweight contest scheduled to take place at Bellator 266, which takes place on Saturday night, September 18th at SAP Center San Jose CA.
Lara (9-4 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) planned getting back to the win Column after coming up short against Japan’s Kana Watanabe, to whom she lost a split decision in April. However, She was on a two fight winning streak before that fight, defeated Taylor Turner and Veta Arteaga.
Bennett (10-7-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) will look to get her first promotional win against Lara after losing her promotional debut against Liz Carmouche back in September. The eighteen fight veteran ones challenged for the Invicta FC Title and competed in UFC’s reality tv show “The Ultimate Fighter”