Replay: Model, Kickboxer, badass, Anastasia Yankova wins Bellator debut by first round armbar

This will likely be the last fight where Russian flyweight Anastasia Yankova flies under the radar. Over the weekend at Bellator’s debut in Italy, Yankova made her first appearance with the Spike TV aired promotion. A kickboxer turned model now turned MMA fighter Yankova had only two pro MMA fights to her credit prior to Saturday but the 25 year old stopped each opponent by submission.

Versus MMA rookie Anjela Pink, the tatted up and corn rowed Yankova overwhelmed her opponent for the better part of four minutes before applying a fight ending armbar. In a division Bellator is trying to grow from the ground up maybe Yankova is Scott Coker’s next Gina Carano? Cris Cyborg? Ronda Rousey? Miehsa Tate? Watch the ending to the Yankova-Pink fight and see if the Russian starlet could be Bellator’s first women’s flyweight champ one day down the road.

Published on April 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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