Bellator MMA has greatly enhanced its divisions by building around their young guns. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two bright up and comers leading the charge in the promotion’s youth movement.
A professional since August 2017 and representing Tri-Force MMA, John Douma owns a 4-1 record in five career bouts as a professional comprised of two submissions and two knockouts. Douma has competed with CES MMA and Bellator MMA. He has scored a finish in all four of his victories as a professional and is currently 1-0 under the Bellator MMA banner. In his MMA debut at CES MMA 45, Douma submitted Jason Rine via rear naked choke in the first round. He defeated Mark Trader via TKO in round one at CES MMA 47. Then in his third appearance with CES MMA at CES MMA 49, Douma defeated Zachary Burhans via TKO in the second round. For his debut outing with Bellator MMA at Bellator 215 he submitted Mike Kimbel in round one via triangle choke to earn his second submission win as a professional. Douma also secured his first victory under the Bellator MMA banner in the process. With a guts and grit mentality at just 22 years of age, the bantamweight division has a icy chill breathing down their backs!
A professional since March 2015 and representing Team Nogueira Campinas, Bruna Ellen owns a 4-2 record in six career bouts as a professional comprised of three decisions and one knockout. Ellen has spent the majority of her professional career under the Bellator MMA banner. In her MMA debut at Max Fight 14, she defeated Elen Torres via unanimous decision. Ellen defeated Pamela Mara Assis via TKO in round one at Max Fight 16. Then at Bellator 171, she defeated Carmela James via unanimous decision. Ellen also defeated Veta Artega via split decision at Bellator 182 to secure her third decision win as a professional. This Brazilian grinder has more than enough grit to send flyweights running for the hills!