Cat Zingano to Face Olivia Parker at Bellator 256 on April 9

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 22, 2021


Cat Zingano will square off against Olivia Parker at Bellator 256 on April 9.

Sherdog.com confirmed the featherweight booking with a promotion official following an initial report from ESPN. Bellator 256 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and is headlined by a light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal matchup between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida. The card will air on Showtime.

A former UFC bantamweight title challenger, Zingano was successful in her first promotional foray, as she outpointed Gabrielle Holloway at Bellator 245 this past September. The 38-year-old Broomfield, Colo., native is 11-4 as a pro and owns notable wins over the likes of Amanda Nunes, Miesha Tate, Marion Reneau and Raquel Pennington.

Parker, meanwhile, earned finishes in her first four professional outings under the Valor Fighting Championship banner. The 39-year-old Knoxville Martial Arts Academy representative came up short in her most recent bout at Invicta FC 40, where she was submitted by Chelsea Chandler in 65 seconds.

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