A flyweight bout has been added to the Bellator December fight card.
The promotion confirmed to MMA Fighting on Monday that the fight between former title contender Denise Kielholz and Ilara Joanne has been scheduled for Bellator 289 on December 9 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. pass on the preliminary map.
After winning four fights in a row, Kilhotles got the opportunity to fight for the Bellator gold at Bellator 262 in July 2021 and lost a controversial split decision to then-champion Juliana Velasquez. “Miss Dynamite” returned to the cage 10 months later at the May Bellator 281 tournament and was introduced by Kana Watanabe.
Joanne will look to build on the momentum of her unanimous decision victory over Alejandra Lara at Bellator 282 in June, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Arya Stark will appear in the promotion for the fifth time.
The main event of Bellator 289 will be an interim bantamweight title bout between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello, which will also be the 135-pound Grand Prix semi-final bout.