BELENCHIA TO FACE SCHELL AT REALITY FIGHTING

MARISA MESSER-BELENCHIA vs SAMANTHA SCHELL

Professional Atomweight Bout

This fight may be bigger than fans realize.  All fights are important to a combatant however this bout may prove to be a pivotal fight for both fighters.  The outcome of this matchup could play a sizable factor in how both fighters develop into the future and the direction their careers take. 

The thirty-one year old Samantha Schell brings a considerable amount of experience into the cage despite having a (0-2) record as a professional. Samantha made her amateur MMA debut in August of 2016 and finished her amateur career with a (6-4) record. She was called up by Invicta Fighting Championships to compete in the IFC on AXS TV Phoenix Atomweight Tournament back in June of 2021.  An exhibition style tournament set to determine the top contender to face the IFC atomweight champion. Schell performed well with a victory over Kara Maria Vislosky by way of split decision but eventually came up short.  It was valuable experience for a growing fighter.

Samantha is coming off a loss against Elle Wagman at Fighting Alliance Championship by way of unanimous decision. Under the guidance of her coach and husband John Schell and Schell Shock BJJ Samantha has continued pushing to develop her fight game. Schell has a strong drive to overcome. A victory over Belenchia in her own backyard would be a tremendous accomplishment.  It would put her back on the road in the direction of higher ground within the world of WMMA. 

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How much does this fight mean to you?”
SAMANTHA SCHELL“This fight means what it always does. It is a job, which I love to do, and I’m constantly working on ways to improve myself and my performance so I’m excited to see how the adjustments I’ve made show themselves in the cage.”

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How are you feeling physically and mentally leading into this matchup?”
SAMANTHA SCHELL“I am pushing myself to all of my physical capabilities and because of all the adjustments I’ve made, this is by far the best I’ve felt mentally during any fight camp.”

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How would you like to see this fight play out?”
SAMANTHA SCHELL“I’d like to see this fight play out in a way that makes it clearly obvious how greatly I’ve improved and how seriously I take my profession.”

 

Marisa Messer-Belenchia fights out of Connecticut.  She is the hometown fighter and brings a (4-1) professional record into the contest. Marisa produced a (4-2) amateur record before turning pro in June of 2018.  She was called up by Invicta Fighting Championships in June of 2021 to compete in the IFC on AXS TV Phoenix Atomweight Tournament, a tournament to determine the top contender in the IFC atomweight division. Belenchia battled her way to a split decision win against Paulina Granados but was eliminated by the eventual winner of the tournament later on in the competition.  She is coming off a win over Katie Saull via split decision at IFC 44 back in August of 2021.  The thirty year old Connecticut warrior has pro boxing experience along with a formidable ground game.  She has gained notoriety across the New England area as well as the Northeast. With her head coach Andrew Calandrelli of Ultimate MMA in her corner Marisa is gearing up for the June 11th atomweight matchup.  A win over Schell would raise her MMA stock value and send a message to the atomweight world the ‘Spider Monkey’ is ready to make a hard charge up the WMMA mountain. 

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How much does this fight mean to you?”
MARISA MESSER-BELENCHIA“I am excited to be back fighting at Mohegan as I haven’t fought locally in a few years.”

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How are you feeling physically and mentally leading into this matchup?”
MARISA MESSER-BELENCHIA“Mentally and physically its nice to be back on the grind in a fight camp.”

Tommy V. of QUEEN MMA Media – “How would you like to see this fight play out?”
MARISA MESSER-BELENCHIA“I would like this fight to end in a TKO or submission.”

This is a good matchup.  It looks to be an extremely competitive bout.  Both fighters matchup is size and speed.  Both fighters are tough and have shown sizable heart in past bouts.  The outcome could simply come down to who can execute the better game plan or who wants it the most.  Reality Fighting has landed an exciting fight with Belenchia vs Schell.  Do not sleep on this fight.  When the smoke settles it has the right chemistry to become Fight of the Night. 

I have followed and covered both of these atomweights reaching back to their amateur careers.  I wish them both the very best of skill.

This pro atomweight bout will be Streamed LIVE at RealityFighting.Net

By: T. Vickers (Combat Sports Journalist)

NORTH EAST MMA MEDIA

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