“Florist by day, fighter by night” Bellator flyweight Veta Arteaga secured a memorable submission of ex-Invicta FC champ Vanessa Porto at Bellator 283 in Tacoma, WA.
Thanks to that guillotine submission, Arteaga (7-4) may have set herself up for something big moving forward. With two consecutive wins under her belt, the former Bellator title challenger has now fought out her current deal.
Agreeing that the fight was the biggest of her career — “Yeah, I would say yes” — Arteaga expressed her excitement for what comes next. “It was my last fight on my contract, so I’m excited for my future.”
Among her goals, another shot at Bellator’s flyweight title, something she mentioned during her in-cage interview following the win. To get to that title shot, Arteaga believes that keys are “just staying active, staying consistent, getting better. I’m not overlooking anybody in this division. I know every girl is tough at this level. So I’ve just got to do me, improve on things, and also get better at the things I’m already good at.”
As for the guillotine that put away Porto, it’s a favorite technique of hers, she told Cageside Press following the fight. “It is, I love that guillotine. I hit it a lot at the gym, that’s kind of what I’m known for. That’s my submission.”
Watch the full Bellator 283 post-fight press scrum with Veta Arteaga above. More coverage from the event can be found below.