Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, will step inside the kickboxing ring next month as part of the Bellator: Dynamite 1 show from San Jose.
Taylor-Melendez signed with the promotion earlier this year.
Gilbert Melendez, who is currently suspended due to a failed drug test, posted a special message about his wife on social media Friday:
Please support my wife @keriannetaylor Melendez as she steps into the Glory ring to fight on the Sept.19 Bellator , Dynamite show. We have been training together for 8 years now and she has sacrificed a lot of her time for the family and hasn't been as active as we would've liked. But now is here time and I look forward to seeing her represent the Melendez name in competition. @dcsolardistribution #PoweredByDCSolar #skrappack #graciefighter #elninotrainingcenter #woodenmanMT #wifey