On March 31, 2023, Bellator 293 is set to take place, featuring a highly anticipated fight between Leah McCourt and Cat Zingano. McCourt, who is known for her impressive grappling skills and overall versatility, has been on a roll lately, winning her last three fights in a row.
Ahead of the fight, both McCourt and Zingano had to make weight to ensure that they were eligible to compete. McCourt successfully made weight and seemed confident heading into the fight, telling reporters that she was ready to take on Zingano and prove herself as one of the best fighters in Bellator’s featherweight division.
In fact, McCourt was so confident that she even went so far as to suggest that the winner of her fight against Zingano should be given the opportunity to fight Cris Cyborg, who is widely regarded as one of the most dominant fighters in women’s MMA.
Cyborg, who currently holds the Bellator women’s featherweight title, has been a force to be reckoned with in the sport for years. She is known for her aggressive fighting style and knockout power, having won 24 of her 28 professional fights by KO or TKO.
For McCourt or Zingano to earn a shot at Cyborg’s title would be a major accomplishment, and both fighters are undoubtedly hungry for the opportunity. However, they will first have to focus on their upcoming fight against each other, which promises to be a highly entertaining and hard-fought battle.
As the date of the fight approaches, fans of Bellator are eagerly anticipating the outcome and wondering who will emerge victorious. Will it be McCourt, who has been on a tear lately and seems poised to take her career to the next level? Or will Zingano, a seasoned veteran with a wealth of experience, come out on top and earn herself a shot at the Bellator featherweight title?
Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: whoever emerges as the winner of this fight will have earned the right to be considered among the best fighters in the world, and will be one step closer to the ultimate goal of becoming a champion in their division.
Bellator 293 weigh-in results
- Main event: Marcelo Golm (257.6lbs) v Daniel James (265.4lbs) – heavyweight
- Co-main event: Cat Zingano (145.2lbs) v Leah McCourt (145.4lbs) – featherweight
- Luke Trainer (205.2lbs) v Sullivan Cauley (205.8lbs) – light heavyweight