Bellator MMA Inks LFA Vet Jena Bishop to Multi-Fight Deal

Jena Bishop, LFA 145
Jena Bishop, LFA 145 weigh-in Credit: Legacy Fighting Alliance

Bellator MMA have locked up the services of women’s flyweight fighter and grappling ace Jena Bishop.

Promotion officials confirmed the news on Friday, following an initial report by MMA Junkie. The undefeated Bishop (4-0), 36-years old, competed just last week at LFA 145, submitting Olivia Beeskau.

All of Bishop’s wins have come under the LFA banner, with two fights going the distance, and two ending in submission. The latter is not all that surprising, given Bishop’s bread and butter is on the ground. Training out of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, CA, Bishop took first place at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in 2017, as well as first in the USAJJF/IBJJF American Nationals that same year.

In 2019, Bishop won first place at the ADCC EC USA Trials. She moved to MMA in 2021, signing on with Legacy Fighting Alliance, and making an immediate impact.

No date or opponent has been announced for Jena Bishop’s Bellator MMA debut. She joins the promotion’s women’s flyweight division hot on the heels of another new signing, with former UFC fighter Poliana Botelho also joining the organization this week. Bellator MMA’s women’s flyweight division is currently ruled by Liz Carmouche, with Juliana Velasquez, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Denise Kielholtz, Kana Watanabe, former Invicta champ Vanessa Porto, and others ranked among the top 10.