SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (February 11, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s women’s flyweight division continues to grow with today’s addition of: Bruna Ellen, Bruna Vargas, and Kenya Miranda. All three ladies have been signed to exclusive, multi-fight contracts.
Joining a division that already boasts: Ilima Macfarlane, Anastasia Yankova, Lena Ovchynnikova, and Keri Taylor-Melendez, the trio of Brazilian fighters will have a plethora of intriguing matchups available when they debut later in 2016.
Undefeated to start her professional career, Bruna Ellen, 20, competed twice in 2015, winning both of her bouts. A member of Team Nogueira Campinas in Sao Paulo, Ellen recently did a stint of training at the world-renown Blackzilians gym in Florida, where she continued to hone her budding striking and skills on the mat. It’s also worth noting that Ellen’s listed on this year’s “Top-Ten Brazilian Prospects” list by MMAFighting.com.
Also currently sitting at 2-0, Bruna Vargas, briefly signed with XFC before choosing to join the ranks in Bellator MMA. The native of Porto Alegre, Brazil has competed sporadically since 2013, fighting once each year, but hopes to change this with a busy 365-days in 2016.
Kenya Miranda, 27, has arguably one of the greatest nicknames in mixed martial arts, but it isn’t quite appropriate to type here – Regardless, Miranda, who trains out of BH Rhinos in Belo Horizonte, has a vast pedigree when it comes to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. When she debuts, the fight will be her first outside of her native homeland.