Bellator announces the signings of Roberta Paim, Alexis Dufresne, and Iony Razafiarison

Bellator has added three new fighters to its women’s featherweight division as the promotion has announced the signings of Roberta Paim, Alexis Dufresne, and Iony Razafiarison.

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The signings were announced by Bellator in a press release on Thursday.

“We’re proud to be bringing these three talented athletes to our women’s featherweight division,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “I see several potential matchups that would make for some great fights. We will continue to build and support the premiere women’s featherweight division in MMA.”

Paim (4-0) has won all of her fights by stoppage in the first round and three of them have come by TKO. Her most recent win came in August as she defeated Lillian Lika by TKO. Dufresne (5-2) was recently released by the UFC after going 0-2 in the promotion. Prior to those defeats, she started her career 5-0 and all of the wins came in the first round. Razafiarison (2-0) is out of Paris, France and made her professional debut in 2013. Her most recent win came in January as she defeated Sandra Ameziane by unanimous decision.

All three fighters are expected to make their debuts in Bellator later this year.