NEW FIGHTER SIGNING— ares_fighting (@ares_fighting) July 23, 2020
A warm welcome to our new recruit, Lucrezia Ria! 1st ranked woman in Italy with an impressive 8-2 record, the Italian fighter is joigning the ARES Team ready to prove that she's a name to watch. #Flyweight #MMA #ARESFighting pic.twitter.com/zHS8lujc0V
Ares Fighting Championship is succeeding in making the headlines without any new event on the horizon anytime soon.
Italian fighter Ria (8-2) is riding an impressive six-bout winning streak dating back to early 2017. In her latest appearance, she edged Marilia Santos via split decision at DWCS “Season 3, Episode 7.” Even though she took home the decision, her performance did not impress UFC President Dana White, who declined to offer her a UFC contract. Prior to that win, Ria put Maiju Suotama to sleep with a rear-naked choke at Carelia Fight 14.
In addition to this signing, Ares also announced that it has added Brave CF and Cage Warriors Fighting Championship veteran David Bear (9-1) to its roster. “The Bear” is riding a two-bout winning streak after he rendered Pawel Kielek unconscious at Brave CF 19 and handled Nathan Jones at CW 113.
The relatively new promotion should have held its sophomore event in Belgium on April 3. On that card, several UFC veterans were slated to make their promotional debut, including Nordine Taleb, John Moraga and Juan Adams. Even though the event is scheduled to take place on Oct. 30, it will depend on the COVID-19 situation in Europe.