Keri Melendez (1-0), the matriarch of the Bay Area’s band of bruisers in combat sports, will fly the family’s crest of El Nino Training Center into Bellator 201 on June 29, 2018.
Following a forty-seven second knockout at Bellator 165 (2016) and an injury that prevented her from competing at Bellator NYC in mid-June 2017, this heavy-handed strawweight yearns to feel the familiar squish of Bellator’s canvas, stare a hole through her opponent, Tiffany Vales, from across the cage, and perform before the world when the Paramount-owned promotion shines their spotlight in the center of Temecula, California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Melendez hit her family, friends, and passionate following with the news in an Instagram post, which stated, “I will be fighting June 29th at Bellator 201. Excited to get back in there and test myself. Six-weeks until battle! Ready to do this!”