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Bellator 281: Chiara Penco is the fighter to watch

Bellator 281: Chiara Penco is the fighter to watch

Chiara Penco wants to add to her Bellator win streak.

Bellator 281 is headlined by a big welterweight fight between Michael Page and Logan Storley. The two top-ranked competitors are looking for an opportunity to claim the interim welterweight title. Current champion, Yaroslav Amosov is serving in the Ukraine war effort, creating the opportunity for these two men to claim a piece of the title picture. While they are the fight everyone has eyes on, Chiara Penco is looking to cement her position on the roster.

Penco is looking to keep her momentum going in the Bellator cage. The 26-year-old competitor from Italy last appeared back at Bellator 267, where she picked up a first-round victory against Katharina Dalisda via an armbar. This was an excellent way for Penco to reintroduce herself to the Bellator fanbase.

Penco previously competed in Bellator in 2020, where she went 1-1 during that time. She made a brief stay in Oktagon MMA, but that layover did not help her winning record, as she was defeated by Magdalena Sormova in July of 2021. She brings a 6-3 professional record into this bout.

Lanchana Green looks to break .500 on the biggest stage of her career

Penco is welcoming Lanchana Green into Bellator as she makes her promotional debut.

Green has a .500 record, coming into this fight at 4-4. Her last appearance was back in November of 2021 when she dropped a unanimous decision to Josefine Lindgren Knutsson. Before this contest in Bellator, the largest promotion of Green’s resume was a 2018 appearance in Rizin FF. Before that, Green nearly made it into the Ultimate Fighter House for Season 23, as she made it to the semifinals before falling to Amanda Bobby Brundage.

Bellator 281: Michael “Venom” Page vs. Logan Storley takes place on Friday, May 13, 2022, live from the SSE Arena in London, England. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

Published at Tue, 10 May 2022 02:46:04 +0000

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