Bella Mir to Headline iKon FF 4 on Dec. 11

By: Jay Pettry
Dec 4, 2020

iKon Fighting Federation is going all-in on Bella Mir, giving the 17-year-old her first headlining spot in her second career match.

iKon FF 4 will take place on Dec. 11 at the Marinaterra Hotel Spa in San Carlos, Mexico, where it will air on UFC Fight Pass. Per a press release sent out on Friday, the event will be capped off by what should be a featherweight tilt between Mir (1-0) and MMA debutant Amanda Quesia Braqae Silva (0-0) – although the organization released conflicting information on its Instagram page the same day. The iKon Instagram account claims that Mir will be facing Alma Cespedes Flores (0-2) instead of Silva.

“We will close out the year with, by far, our best iKon Fighting Federation card,” said the promotion’s president Keith Veltre. “Bella is the future face of women’s MMA. She’s only 17 but already an incredible athlete and a rising MMA star. The co-feature could be the main event on just about any other card, and the rest of this card is stacked as well.”

Mir made her professional debut in October when she captured a decision over Danielle Wynn. The fight was contested at a 137-pound catchweight, and this next bout will be up an official weight category to featherweight. Little is known about her opponent Silva, as she will be making her professional debut without any notable amateur or other combat sports experience. Should Mir instead face Flores, she will be taking on a foe with a pair of unsuccessful appearances under the Combate Americas banner, where the Mexican fighter dropped back-to-back decisions. Flores has not competed since October 2019.

The co-headliner may be much more significant, as unbeaten Daniel Zellhuber (9-0) faces the surging Alexander Barahona (11-3) at lightweight. Since turning pro in 2016, Barahona has rattled off nine straight wins including seven finishes. His most recent performance came in September, when he snagged a rare calf slicer submission at Lux 010. Barahona has earned five consecutive wins since a 2017 split verdict defeat to Carlos Enrique Canada, with all five coming by first-round TKO/KO.

iKon FF 4 Lineup:

Bella Mir vs. Amanda Quesia Braqae Silva or Alma Cespedes Flores – featherweight
Daniel Zellhuber vs. Alexander Barahona – flyweight
Alex Martinez vs. Christofer Ramirez – lightweight
Carlos Rivera vs. Carlos Marquez Lozoria – bantamweight
Luis Gerardo Garcia Lucero vs. Issac Thompson – featherweight
Jhoao Everardo Ruiz Valdez vs. Alfredo Arreola – bantamweight
Kayla Hracho vs. Carolynn Hinojosa – flyweight
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