Dufresne will square off against Amber
Leibrock in a women ‘s 145-pound battle at the Dec. 1 event,
which takes place at Winstar World Casino and Resort in
Thackerville, Okla. Sherdog.com confirmed the pairings with a
promotion official following an initial report from
MMAjunkie.com. Bellator 189 will see Julia Budd
defend her featherweight crown for the first time against Arlene
Blencowe in the evening’s main event.
Sicilia enters his promotional debut on a three-bout skid that saw
him fall to Gavin
Benitez and Doo Ho Choi
in his last three Octagon appearances. “The Ultimate Fighter 7”
cast member went 5-7 during his UFC tenure and is 15-8 as a
Galvao is coming off a decision loss to Emmanuel
Sanchez at Bellator 175 on March 31. The 35-year-old Brazilian
is 8-5 under the California-based promotion’s banner.
Dufresene is 1-1 in Bellator, including a second-round TKO defeat
Holloway in her most recent outing on March 3. Leibrock owns a
2-1 career mark, with all three of her pro bouts coming with
Invicta Fighting Championships.