Bellator 252 takes place on Nov. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena in
Uncasville, Connecticut, and is headlined by a featherweight grand
prix matchup pitting Patricio
Freire against Pedro
Carvalho. In the co-main event, Daniel
Weichel will square off against Emmanuel
Sanchez another grand prix quarterfinal.
Melendez is 4-0 in her MMA career, with all of her victories coming
under the Bellator MMA banner. Most recently, the wife of former
Strikeforce champion Gilbert
Melendez outpointed Mandy Polk
at Bellator 229 on Oct. 4.
After beginning her professional tenure with four consecutive
defeats, King enters the matchup with Melendez on a four-bout
winning streak. She enjoyed a successful promotional debut at
Bellator 238, where she submitted professional boxer Ava Knight
in the opening stanza on Jan. 25.