A torn ACL is one of the most difficult injuries to recover from as a MMA fighter, but that didn't deter Alexandra "The Great" Ballou (1-0) from moving forward in her career. After going 3-0 as an amateur, Ballou captured victory in her pro debut against Lisa Blaine (2-3) at Bellator 207 in October of 2018. Unfortunately her momentum was halted with a severe knee injury that occurred in training, but she was ready to make her return at Bellator 216 against Sarah Payant (3-4) a year ago. That fight ended up falling through and then covid hit, forcing Ballou to put her return on hold. The Connecticut based fighter was once again booked on the CES 61 card back in October (the lone event held in New England the past year), but bad luck struck once again when Ballou's scheduled opponent was forced to pull out of the bout.
With the bad luck behind her, Ballou is ready to show her improvements and shake off the ring rust when she steps into the ring at iKON 5 in Biloxi, MS on March 5th. She'll be taking on debuting Alabama fighter Griffin Fisk on the undercard, and she can't wait to showcase her potential for the world. We were able to catchup with Ballou and chat with her just under two weeks out from her triumphant return down south. Check out the full interview below in The Room.