12 Jun - 
Zoila Frausto headlines Combate Americas event in Fresno

The first-ever Bellator women’s champion returns to the Combate Americas cage on Aug. 2.

Zoila Frausto will headline the Hispanic-themed MMA promotion’s Aug. 2 event at SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif., where she’ll meet Reina Cordoba (9-1 MMA) in a flyweight bout.

The 35-year-old Frausto, a Northern California native, became Bellator strawweight champion in 2010, long before the UFC integrated women’s fighters onto their roster. She beat Megumi Fujii via split decision at Bellator 34 to win the Season 3 tournament final and take the crown.

Frausto (14-5 MMA) returned from a three-year absence to make her Combate debut on Feb. 22, where she defeated Jaimelene Nievera via first-round TKO. That marked her second consecutive victory.

Cordoba (9-1), fighting out of Costa Rica, has finishes in eight of her nine career wins, including five submissions. She is competing for the first time since 2017.

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