Former Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Vanessa Porto (22-9, 0-1 Bellator) returns to the Bellator MMA cage against fellow Brazilian Ilara Joanne (9-5,1-1 Bellator) at Bellator 260 on June 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. It is at a 128lbs catchweight due to short notice, but this is essentially a flyweight contest as far as rankings go.
Porto last saw the Bellator cage when she dropped a unanimous decision to Liz Carmouche in April at Bellator 256. It was Porto’s first loss since 2017.
Joanne has been out of action since 2019 when she was stopped by Kana Watanabe at Bellator 237. She trains out of the Pitbull Brothers Team.
Bellator 260 is headlined by the Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima and the undefeated challenger, Yaroslav Amosov.