After eighteen months on the shelf due to injury, Bellator champion Zoila Gurgel is understandably eager to fight and won’t be wasting any time on the heels of her triumphant return to the ring last weekend. The 28-year old also isn’t looking for an easy win either, agreeing to take on 8-1 Jessica Eye on December 7 at Bellator 83 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The match-up was first reported by MMAJunkie. Also worth noting, Gurgel’s go at Eye will be part of the evening’s main card, no doubt pleasing fans who were critical of Bellator’s decision to put her on the prelims at Bellator 78.
Gurgel is 23-1 in her career with past wins over Jessica Aguilar, Rosi Sexton, Jessica Penne, and Megumi Fujii. Though she holds Bellator gold at 115 pounds it is likely “The Warrior Princess” will continue focusing on success at 125 considering the lack of contenders outside of the division.
“Evil” Eye is currently on a five-fight winning streak including a pair of victories under the Bellator banner.
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