Zoila Gurgel returns in a non-title bout at Bellator 57 on Nov.
12. | Photo: Dave Mandel
Bellator Fighting Championships
115-pound women’s titleholder
will return to the circular cage on Nov. 12, as she will
square off with Carina Damm
in a 125-pound catchweight contest at Bellator 57. Gurgel announced
the paring on Twitter following an initial report from
MMARising.com on Friday.
Emanating from Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Bellator 57 marks the
Chicago-based promotion’s second trip to Canada in 2011. No bouts
have been officially announced for the event. The main draw will be
broadcast on MTV2 in standard definition and EPIX in hi-definition,
while the prelims will stream live to Spike.com prior to the
Gurgel, 27, has won six straight contests, with the lone loss of
her career coming to Miesha Tate
competition in 2010. Since cutting to 115 pounds, Gurgel has been
perfect as a member of the Bellator roster, earning three decision
wins last year to win the promotion’s inaugural women’s title.
Following her marriage to fellow fighter Jorge
Gurgel, “Warrior Princess” returned to the cage at Bellator 35
on March 5, outpointing Karina
Hallinan in a 125-pound catchweight bout.
Younger sister to Sengoku Raiden
Damm, Gurgel’s challenger recently snapped a three-fight skid
by posting back-to-back wins in her native country. Following
finishes at the hands of Hitomi
Akano, Cat Zingano
LaRosa, Damm rebounded with successive submission victories
Deize and Sheila
Santos in May and July, respectively.
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