Bellator 256: Liz Carmouche defeated Vanessa Porto.
Liz Carmouche defeated Vanessa Porto by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), at Bellator 256 on Friday, April 9, 2021, dwell from the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, CT.
The primary spherical was slightly boring as each fighters took their time feeling one another out. Carmouche opted to work on the skin, measuring the space along with her strikes. Whereas Porto managed the center of the cage, utilizing leg kicks as her principal offensive weapon. Porto made it a spotlight to assault Carmouche’s lead leg with inside leg kicks.
Carmouche made an adjustment to begin the second spherical, pushing Porto again towards the cage. From the clinch, Carmouche landed a sequence of knees to the thighs and our bodies. Within the third spherical, Carmouche was in a position to make use of her superior footwork to hit and transfer. Carmouche gained nearly all of exchanges. Carmouche went for a takedown, altering the tempo of the battle and dictating the motion. From the clinch, Carmouche landed a fury of punches and knees.
Carmouche entered Bellator 256 with wins in three of her earlier 4 fights. The one loss for Carmouche got here towards UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. With the victory, Carmouche will look to battle one of many two ladies forward of her within the Bellator rankings, flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez and former champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.
Porto made her Bellator debut on Friday evening. The Brazilian signed with Bellator after a four-fight profitable streak in Invicta. After shedding to Carmouche, Porto will look to bounce again towards a much less expertise ranked fighter in her subsequent battle.
Bellator 256 befell on Friday, April 9, 2021, dwell from the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, CT. Observe together with FanSided for all of your dwell information and highlights.