Bellator 265 to Take Place in South Dakota on Aug. 20

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 19, 2021

Bellator MMA is expected to venture to South Dakota for an upcoming card on Aug. 20.

Bellator 265 is set for the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., according to an initial report from MMA Island. The has not been formally announced by the promotion, nor does it have an official headliner. According to, a women’s flyweight tilt between Alejandra Lara and DeAnna Bennett will take place on the card.

The California-based promotion previously traveled to South Dakota for Bellator 204 on Aug. 17, 2018, a card that saw Darrion Caldwell defeat Noad Lahat via second-round KO in the evening’s headliner.

Lara last appeared at Bellator 255, where she suffered a split-decision loss to Kana Watanabe. The 26-year-old Colombian is 3-3 in the promotion, including a submission defeat to Ilima-Lei Macfarlane in a 125-pound title bout in June 2018.

Bennett, meanwhile, has won just two of her last 10 professional fights dating back to January 2016. Most recently, the 36-year-old was submitted by Liz Carmouche at Bellator 246 this past September.

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