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Bellator adds three women's featherweight fighters, including Alexis Dufresne

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alexis Dufresne will get a second chance with a big organization -- this time at 145 pounds.

Dufresne, who had a steep cut to bantamweight in the UFC, is a new part of the Bellator women's featherweight division, the promotion announced Thursday. Bellator also added two other women's 145-pounders: Roberta Paim and Iony Razafiarison.

Dufresne (5-2) is by far the most well-known. Thought to be a prospect with her multiple world titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the Team Quest product went 0-2 in the UFC, losing listlessly to Sarah Moras and Marion Reneau, the latter by total domination at UFC 182 in January. Dufresne, 24, was trying to compete at 135 pounds and could not make weight for either fight. She does own a TKO victory over Kim Couture.

Paim (4-0) has won all of her fights by first-round finish on the Brazilian regional scene. Razafiarison (2-0) is a France native.

The trio enters a developing division already featuring Julia Budd, Marloes Coenen, Talita Nogueira, Arlene Blencowe and Holly Lawson.