There will be two high profile women’s MMA bouts to keep your eye on this summer.
Women’s MMA leading lady Gina Carano returns to action on June 18 and according to MMA Weekly, her opponent will be relative unknown Sarah D’Alelio.
The leading candidate appears to be Sarah D’Alelio, according to MMAWeekly.com sources. If the bout comes to fruition, it will take place on Strikeforce’s main card at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Sources indicated that the promotion is working hard to put this fight together, but not all parties involved have signed off on it at this time.
D’Alelio actually wasn’t Strikeforce’s first choice for Gina. Cindy Dandois was originally lined up to fight her, but had to withdraw when it was discovered that she was three and a half months pregnant, which stands to reason she knew she was pregnant when she took the fight. I mean you can’t be that far along and not know, can you? Not only that, Dandois actually competed in a MMA fight in Belgium on March 19 when she would have been over two months pregnant. Good thing someone caught it.
In other women’s MMA news, Scott Coker told MMA Weekly that they’re targeting a late summer date for the Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate title fight that was scrapped last month when Tate sustained a knee injury two weeks before the fight.
“That’s a fight we tried to put together a couple of months ago at the Columbus, Ohio, card in March, so we’re going to try to put that together sometime late summer,” Coker confirmed when appearing on MMAWeekly Radio. “Put that fight back on the books because that fight just needs to happen.”
Tate is especially fired up for it since Coenen questioned the severity of her injury following her lackluster performance against Liz Carmouche.