A women’s flyweight rematch is set to unfold at Bellator 284 in August.
Ultimate Fighter alum DeAnna Bennett will face Justine Kish at the event, set for Sioux Falls, South Dakota on August 12, 2022. MMA Mania was first to report news of the booking, with promotion officials later confirming the match-up.
It will be the pair’s second time throwing down with each other this year. Bennett (12-7-1) and Kish (8-5) first fought in February, with “Vitamin D” picking up a unanimous decision win at Bellator 274.
Despite claiming victory in February, Bennett has not fought since. Instead, Kish returned to action in April, pulling off the upset against former women’s flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane in Hawaii, and in the process securing her first win in the promotion.
A former UFC strawweight who later moved to 125 pounds, Kish snapped a three-fight skid with the win over Macfarlane.
Bennett joined Bellator in 2020, dropping her debut against Liz Carmouche, then bouncing back with a win over Alejandra Lara last year. The TUF 26 veteran has also competed for Invicta FC, where she went to the finals of the promotion’s one-night Phoenix Series 2 tournament, losing to future UFC standout Miranda Maverick.
Bellator 284 goes down at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD on August 12, and will be headlined by welterweights Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamauchi. The following bouts have been reported for the event:
- Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve Mowry
- Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Bruna Ellen
- Ilias Bulaid vs. Weber Almeida
- DeAnna Bennett vs. Justine Kish