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Lena Ovchynnikova vs. Jaimelene Nievera added to main card of Bellator 160

A women’s flyweight bout has been booked for Bellator 160 at the end of this month in California as Lena Ovchynnikova will meet Jaimelene Nievera on the main card.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator in a press release on Tuesday and the promotion also announced that the previously announced featherweight rematch between Georgi Karakhanyan and Bubba Jenkins will be the featured preliminary bout of this fight card.

Bellator 160 will come from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on August 26 and will be headlined by a number one contender bout in the lightweight division as former UFC champion Benson Henderson meets former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

Ovchynnikova (11-4) lost her Bellator debut back in February against Rebecca Ruth and enters this fight following a split decision win against Mara Romero Borella at World MMA Cup 2016. She is 3-4 in her last seven fights and she has alternated wins and losses in her last five fights. Nievera (4-1) is currently on a three fight winning streak and won her Bellator debut in May against Stephanie Frausto. All of her wins have come by stoppage and three of those victories have come by submission.

The current Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Benson Henderson (23-6) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (25-3)
Saad Awad (19-7) vs. Derek Anderson (13-2, 1NC)
Lena Ovchynnikova (11-4) vs. Jaimelene Nievera (4-1)
A.J. McKee (4-0) vs. Henry Corrales (12-3)

Preliminary Card: ( – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Georgi Karakhanyan (24-6-1) vs. Bubba Jenkins (11-2)
Joey Davis (0-0) vs. Keith Cutrone (1-0)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. (0-0) vs. Jonathan Tomasian (0-0)
Gabriel Green (2-0) vs. Alex Trinidad (1-0)
Steve Ramirez (4-1) vs. Ron Henderson (4-2)