After suffering back-to-back losses, Alejandra Lara got back to her winning ways with a dominant first round TKO finish of Taylor Turner at Bellator 225. With her confidence at an all-time high, Lara is looking to make a statement this Friday at Bellator 235 to give Ilima-Lei Macfarlane something to think about.
“Azul” will take on fellow former title challenger Veta Arteaga on the Bellator 235 main card. The event takes place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and will be headlined by the organizational debut of Josh Barnett, as he takes on Ronny Markes.
Bellator 235 will be the first of back-to-back events in Hawaii with Bellator 236 going down the next night, headlined by the women’s flyweight champion Macfarlane defending against Kate Jackson.
Lara spoke to MyMMANews.com to discuss getting back on track at Bellator 225 and changes made with her training, what she learned about both Arteaga and Macfarlane in their recent title fight at Bellator 220, going back to Hawaii for the second year in a row, whether or not she plans to make a statement at the ceremonial weigh-ins once again, how she sees the fight playing out for the fans and much more.
In addition, the 25-year-old Lara believes that with an impressive performance on Friday night, she feels she will jump the line of contenders to get another crack at the Bellator women’s featherweight strap.
“Yeah, I think I can do it,” Lara told MyMMANews.com. “I know Bellator loves my work and I love working with them. People will ask for that fight and I know that is something that can happen. I believe in myself and I think that is a big possibility to be at the top [of the division to fight the champion].”
Check out the full interview with women’s flyweight contender Alejandra Lara as she prepares to take on the Veta Arteaga this Friday at Bellator 235: Salute to the Troops, in the video above. Make sure to follow along with MyMMANews.com for full results of the event.
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