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Bellator Adds Three, Including Alexis Dufresne

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Bellator MMA announced the signing of three more female fighters to the featherweight division, adding Alexis Dufresne, Roberta Paim and Iony Razafiarison.

“We’re proud to be bringing these three talented athletes to our women’s featherweight division,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “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.”

Dufresne (5-2) was released by the UFC after dropping two bouts. Prior to that, she had finished all five of her opponents inside of the first round.

The 24-year-old is a five-time International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation world champion and trains out of Team Quest. She had trouble at bantamweight in the UFC, losing both bouts via decision.

Paim (4-0) and Razafiarison (2-0) are both unbeaten fighters who have competed in their native homes so far. Paim is from Brazil and Razafiarison France.

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