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- Dec 31, 2014
Leslie Smith says she is “about as happy as can be” in Bellator.
Smith, a former UFC women’s bantamweight, signed with the promotion as a featherweight in April. She had her first fight under the Bellator banner in July, winning a majority decision over Sinead Kavanagh. Now, she looks to make it 2-0 in the promotion against Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 233 on Friday night.
“It’s been wonderful,” Smith told Bloody Elbow. “It’s been a really good time. I’m super happy to be with a promotion that is so fighter friendly and upfront.”
Smith, a longtime advocate for fighters’ rights, parted ways with the UFC on a sour note early last year. She…
Leslie Smith says Bellator treats fighters better than UFC