Belén

Zenere Belén

Name: Belén Zenere
Born: January 21, 1993
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
Nationality: Argentina
Hometown: Buenos Aires
IWFC Record: 11-7-1

BIOGRAPHY

Early Life

Belén was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the Zenere family, a household name in the professional wrestling industry. Her father was a superstar who made his name in America in the 1980s and 90s. Belén was the youngest of his six children and the only daughter in the family. A tomboy during her youth, she grew up playing with her five brothers and often socialized with other boys in her neighborhood on playgrounds. She was well-trained in amateur wrestling and often competed and won matches on the high school boys’ team. Mr. Zenere wanted his daughter to become a professional wrestler, but Belén had always been more interested in combat sports than the sports entertainment business. Upon graduating high school she competed in various woman’s fight club at local and national level, and she was dominant everywhere. A year later Belén left Argentina to seek tougher competition in the IWFC.

Fighting Style

Belén Zenere is noted for her solid wrestling fundamentals. When combined with her natural size and strength advantage, she makes a formidable opponent for any female fighter. Her favorite approach to a fight is to overpower her opponent first and then systematically wear her down until she’s defenseless. But her young age and inexperience often get her in trouble as she’s prone to get too aggressive. If an experienced fighter can withstand her initial assault, she stands a decent chance against this talented but foolhardy Argentinian.

Career in the IWFC

Belén joined the IWFC in April of 2011 at the age of 18. She became the youngest ever to fight in the club. Due to her pedigree as a Zenere she was accepted without an interview, and the move raised a lot of eyebrows in the IWFC. Overly confident, Belén challenged Sonia Gilliéron of Switzerland to a shootfighting contest in her debut match on April 24. The veteran Hellcat methodically picked her apart and reduced her to tears by the end of the fight. After that humbling experience, Belén redeemed herself by winning two out of the next three fights, ending her rookie season with a 2:2 record.

The start of 2012 season saw Belén winning two impressive victories until she lost her temper in a wrestling match on August 26 against her fellow South American – Gisele Medeiros of Brazil. Neither wanted to lose to the woman from the neighboring rival country, and the fight got completely out of hand when Belén tried to bite Gisele’s privates and she was promptly disqualified. She went on to lose another fight, and closed the season with two more wins and losses.

Belén’s 2013 season began on May 12 when she was pitted against Sonia Gilliéron in a wrestling rematch. After being down 2 falls to nil, the desperate Argentinian choked out Sonia illegally ignoring referee’s repeated warnings and she was disqualified. (See “Payback’s a Bitch”) But after winning her next two matches, the bold and confident Argentinian decided to stir up trouble in the backstage with the IWFC champion Yulia Koroleva. They finally clashed in a catfight on August 18 with Yulia coming out on top, but Belén vowed revenge. On September 15, the young Argentine received another shot at Yulia in a non-title bout. The wrestling match was hard fought and came down to the wire when Belén trapped Yulia in an excruciating head-scissor that rendered the Russian champion unconscious from the pain, but she did not give up.

That victory earned Belén a title shot which took place on April 6, 2014. Both women battled ferociously but the shootfight went all five rounds without a winner so Yulia retained her championship title. Belén went on to win a series of matches against various Hellcatz members, the last of which was versus Sonia Gilliéron on September 7. This time, Belén completely obliterated the Swiss blonde, suffocating her ruthlessly in front of her daughter Nina as the little girl watched on with horror her mother slowly passing out from under Belén’s breasts. (See “Mother Smother”) Belén’s string of victories merited her a number-one contendership match against Brazil’s Gisele Medeiros on September 28. On the back of immense rivalry between these two South Americans, the fight went all the way to the fifth and final fall when Gisele finally choked Belén out cold with a sleeper hold, thus ending the Argentine’s season prematurely. (See “A Battle Down South”)

Comics featuring post 2014 fights:


NOTABLE FIGHTS

Opponent
(Date)
Style
(Format)
Decision
(Method)
Appearances
(Notes)
Loss brazil_mini Gisele Medeiros
(Sep-28-2014)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Knockout
(Sleeper)
A Battle Down
South
Win swizerland_mini Sonia Gilliéron
(Sep-7-2014)
Wrestling
(Pin Only)
Pin
(Knockout)
Mother
Smother
Win australia_mini Stephanie Rose
(Jul-27-2014)
Shootfight Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win united-states_mini Kaitlyn Langton
(Jun-15-2014)
Catfight
(Backstage)
3:2 Submission
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Win sweden_mini Freja Jörgensen
(May-25-2014)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Submission
(Chinlock)
Draw russian_mini Yulia Koroleva
(Apr-6-2014)
Shootfight 0:0 Time
Win russian_mini Yulia Koroleva
(Sep-15-2013)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Knockout
(Head-Scissor)
Loss russian_mini Yulia Koroleva
(Aug-18-2013)
Catfight
(Backstage)
2:1 Submission
(Neck-Scissor)
Win ireland_mini Bridget Turner
(Jul-21-2013)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:1 Submission
(Reverse Chinlock)
Win australia_mini Stephanie Rose
(Jun-2-2013)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
2:2 Forfeit
(Neck-Scissor)
(Injury)
Loss swizerland_mini Sonia Gilliéron
(May-12-2013)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
2:0 Disqualified Payback’s
a Bitch
Loss denmark_mini Ida Svensson
(Oct-21-2012)
Catfight
(Backstage)
2:1 Submission
(Neck-Scissor)
Loss brazil_mini Gisele Medeiros
(Aug-26-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
1:0 Disqualified
Win ireland_mini Bridget Turner
(Jul-15-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:1 Knockout
(Hand Smother)
Win italy_mini Callisto Lucioni
(Apr-8-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Pin
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Loss portugal_mini Mercedes Teixeira
(Oct-2-2011)
Catfight
(Backstage)
2:0 Submission
(Neck-Scissor)
Win egypt_mini Ranim Khouri
(Aug-21-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:0 Submission
(Head-Scissor)
Win sweden_mini Freja Jörgensen
(Jun-26-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:1 Knockout
(Rear-Naked Choke)
Loss swizerland_mini Sonia Gilliéron
(Apr-24-2011)
Shootfight Submission
(Neck-Scissor)

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