The women’s featherweight division at Bellator MMA just got deeper, and a whole lot more deadly, after adding Amber Leibrock to their roster.
Bellator 189, on December 1, 2017, will spotlight the women at 145-pounds when Julia Budd defends her strap in a rematch against Arlene Blencowe (2-1). Well before the belt goes up for grabs, Leibrock is scheduled to debut with the Viacom-back fight company opposite the experienced Alexis ‘Sneaky Zebra’ Dufresne (6-3).
Leibrock demonstrated the density of her bones while contracted by Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s leading all-female MMA promotion. At 5’11”, Leibrock’s only loss was to the even rangier Megan Anderson, a talented competitor who eventually claimed the organization’s Featherweight Interim Title.
Although Combat Sports Academy’s Leibrock will own the reach advantage over Dufresne at Bellator 189, it will be challenging to expose ‘Sneaky Zebra’ because she owns triple the cage time and has earned her stripes as a viable contender under the UFC’s blinding lights.