MANILA, Philippines – Former boxing world champion and fighter Ana Julaton has signed a multi-fight deal to carry on with her MMA career with Bellator.
During her decorated boxing career, the 37-year-old has held the IBA super bantamweight as well as the WBO super bantamweight title. Julaton is one of the female boxers to cross over to MMA, where she holds a 2-2 record.
The Filipino-American, who has black belts in taekwondo and Kenpo karate to add to her competitive sports resumé, did a stint with ONE Championship from 2014 to 2015.
According to a Yahoo Sports’ report, Julaton’s contract with Bellator will still allow her to do boxing while signed with the current sport.
“I know I can’t do this forever,”Julaton told Yahoo Sports. “But I’m 37 and I feel so great. I thought about it and I just felt I didn’t want to pass the opportunity when I was feeling so good. I’m in great shape and I feel so good and I just want to try this.”
Julaton will be competing in the flyweight division, but has yet to announce her first match with the promotion. – Rappler.com