Boxer turned MMA fighter Ava Knight talks about the experience of fighting in the cage for the first time, her not-so-close call against Shannon Goughary at Bellator 228, and what sport she’ll choose for her next move
According to MMA Fighting, former WBC and IBF champion Ava Knight is the latest female boxer to enter the world of mixed martial arts. Knight (14-4-2) will follow in the footsteps of Ana Julaton and Heather Hardy, by signing a contract with Bellator. Knight will make her MMA debut on Bellator 228, on September 28 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Lightweight Ladarius Miller picked up a split decision win tonight over former super featherweight titleholder Jezreel Corrales, and it all came down to a call made by referee Brent Bovell in the 10th and final round.
Dylan Price, a 20-year-old super flyweight prospect, looked solid and promising enough in a showcase fight against tough veteran Samuel Gutierrez (16-24-6, 6 KO), winning an eight-round decision on scores of 78-74, 79-73, and 79-73.