Williams-Ducote Booked For Bellator 195
Coming off a major upset victory in her first pro MMA fight, Kristina Williams faces another big challenge at Bellator 195.
Williams will look to build off her TKO win over Heather Hardy last October as she takes on one-time title contender Emily Ducote in a women’s flyweight bout at Bellator 195. The fight is set for on March 2nd at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Officials confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting following an initial report by MMAjunkie.
In her Bellator debut, Williams stole headlines from the heavily favored Hardy, an undefeated champion boxer, by putting on an impressive striking performance before forcing a doctor stoppage in Round 2. Williams grew up in Oklahoma and went undefeated as an amateur before signing with Bellator.
Ducote is coming off of a fifth-round submission loss to Ilima Macfarlane at Bellator 186 in November. It was the second time the two had fought and the second time Macfarlane defeated Ducote, the latter victory earning Macfarlane the inaugural Bellator women’s flyweight championship. Ducote entered their rematch with back-to-back victories over Jessica Middleton and Katy Collins.
Bellator 195 will be headlined by a title fight between bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell and Leandro Higo.