There is something to be said for fighters who take control of their destiny when put in a tough spot. When Lion Fight needed an opponent for Cris "Cyborg" Justino many assumed that Jorina Baars, who was willing to accept the challenge, would simply be fodder for the MMA star. Yet, they couldn't have been more wrong. Baars was there to fight and won the Lion Fight Welterweight Championship and not only did she win the title, but she has gone on to defend that title three more times since then.
But it appears that she will no longer be fighting under the Lion Fight banner and instead Bellator Kickboxing has made a big move in signing Baars.
Baars joins other stars formerly with organizations like Lion Fight, GLORY and K-1 in jumping ship to Scott Coker's kickboxing promotion. While Bellator Kickboxing hasn't exactly put on a ton of shows just yet, the recent signings like Baars, John Wayne Parr and many more shows their dedication to building up their divisions across the board.