Bellator 225: Alejandra Lara Calls For Action on Amazon Crisis at Weigh-ins
Alejandra Lara turned the Bellator 225 weigh-ins into a platform for environmental action, as the Colombian fighter used them to spotlight the ongoing crisis in the Amazon.
Alejandra Lara is scheduled to fight Taylor Turner tomorrow at Bellator 225, and she’s using that platform to call for action on the environmental devastation happening in the Amazon rainforest.
The ongoing crisis in the Amazon
If you’ve been following the news, then you know that portions of the Amazon region has been devastated by fires. According to a report from CBS News, there has been approximately 73,000 wildfires in the bioregion this year, which provides a significant amount of the world’s oxygen (and is also home to thousands of species including humans). Environmentalist say a key driver in the disaster has been deforestation via human made fires
Lara’s weigh-in appearance
Well, as you can see by the picture below, Lara used today’s weigh-ins to bring more attention to the ongoing crisis. The #SOSAmazonia tag that Lara had inked on, is being used in social media to reference the deforestation and fires. The Amazon extends into Colombia, where Lara is from.
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Lara is coming off losses to Juliana Vasquez and Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, after winning three straight.
You can view the weigh-in results for Bellator 225 here.