Diana Avsaragova apologizes for Bellator 290 weight miss: ‘It’s totally my fault’

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Diana Avsaragova is not 100 percent satisfied with her return this past Saturday.

The unbeaten Russian prospect is glad she beat former title challenger Alejandra Lara at Bellator 290, but not happy with the conditions under which she came into the fight. Avsaragova (6-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) missed the women’s flyweight by nearly three pounds (128.8) Friday at the official weigh-ins.

“I want to apologize to (Lara) for missing weight, and I also want to apologize to Bellator and the fans,” Avsaragova said at the Bellator 290 post-fight news conference. “It was a great fight for me. It was a tough fight, and I’m happy – super happy that I won.”


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The weight miss at Bellator 290 was the first time Avsaragova has missed weight under the Bellator banner. Avsaragova said she was not entirely sure what went wrong with her cut.

“I had a tough weight cut – I don’t know why,” Avsaragova said. “I always cut the same amount of weight, but this is what happened. It’s a lack of experience from my side. It’s totally my fault. But I’ll keep fighting at this weight class because obviously the next weight class in Bellator is 145 pounds, and I’m not that big.”

Bellator currently has women’s divisions for strawweight, flyweight and featherweight, but not bantamweight.

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