Marloes Coenen will make her return to the Bellator cage in November against promotional newcomer Talita Nogueira, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the situation following a report by Graciemag.
Bellator 163 is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Paul Daley and Brennan Ward are also expected to compete on the card.
Coenen (23-7) looks to rebound from a stunning upset loss to Alexis Dufresne in May, when the longtime MMA veteran tapped to a triangle armbar. In her previous Bellator bouts, the former Strikeforce champion defeated Annalisa Bucci and Arlene Blencowe via submission.
Nogueira (6-0) finally makes her Bellator debut after pulling out of a featherweight bout with Julia Budd in February 2015 due to a knee injury. The multiple time jiu-jitsu champion competes for the first time outside of Brazil in MMA after winning all of her previous six fights by stoppage.
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