Rising Bellator MMA prospect Anastasia Yankova has a date set for her return to the cage.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the Russian-born Yankova is set to take on Elina Kallionidou at Bellator 176 in Torino, Italy on April 8. MMAFighting.com was first to report the news.
The 26-year-old flyweight, who holds a professional record of 4-0, will be moving up to face Kallionidou.
According to the report, the bout will take place at a 130-pound catchweight.
Yankova is one of the brightest prospects on the Bellator roster.
Along with her success in the cage, Yankova has signed a deal with Nike Russia and was recently featured in an edition of Vogue Magazine in her home country.
With her marketability and fighting success, Yankova could very well be the next big women’s mixed martial arts star.