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Ava Knight hopes Bellator builds strawweight division around her: ‘I’m the one to bring up’

Former boxing champion Ava Knight faced some early adversity on the ground in her MMA debut at Bellator 228, but she ultimately walked away with a TKO win.

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After her Bellator 228 win, former boxing champion Ava Knight discusses what it felt to fight in MMA for the first time, the early adversity on the ground in the fight, how often she wants to fight moving forward, Bellator possibly opening up a strawweight division, and more.

Bellator 228 took place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the main event, Gegard Mousasi defeated Lyoto Machida by split decision.