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 her next two matches in dominant fashion: defeating the Swedish fighter Freja Jörgensen by choking her out on June 26 and a clean sweep victory over Ranim Khouri of Egypt on August 21. But on October 2 in her final fight of the season, Belén was overpowered by Portugal’s Mercedes Teixeira who matched her strength for strength and quickly submitted her twice in a backstage catfight.

The start of 2012 season saw Belén upsetting Callisto Lucioni of Italy on April 8 via a quick pin-fall, and she was brutally attacked by the furious Italian star after the match. On July 15, she won against the Irish rookie sensation Bridget Turner by suffocating her unconscious with a rare hand-over-mouth smother. But her wrestling match against Brazil’s Gisele Medeiros on August 26 went haywire as neither was willing to lose to the fighter from her neighboring rival country. The fight got completely out of hand when Belén tried to bite Gisele’s privates and she was promptly disqualified. Belén’s season reached the low on October 21 when she mocked Ida Svensson of Denmark backstage which led to a brawl. Despite being in control for most of the fight, Belén fell victim to a surprise figure-four neck-scissor and quickly passed out on the mat.

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”) Then on June 2 she was engaged in another brutal wrestling match, this time against Australia’s Stephanie Rose. The fight had to be stopped after Belén injured Stephanie with a vicious head-scissor and the Argentine was awarded a win. Her trail of devastation continued on July 21 when she pulverized Bridget Turner again, submitting her with a chinlock. Feeling good about herself, Belén stirred up trouble in the backstage against 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. On May 11 the IWFC pitted Belén against the Swedish blonde Freja Jörgensen in a grudge match. Freja, remembering how the Argentine brutally choked her out three years ago, fought valiantly to exact her revenge but she succumbed to Belén’s murderous chinlock in the fifth fall and had to surrender again. Regaining her swagger Belén then bickered with Kaitlyn Langton, who had fallen from grace at the end of the previous season. These two angry vixens brawled in the backstage area on June 15 until Belén subdued the former Hellcat queen with a schoolgirl pin. When the cocky brunette mouthed off against the Hellcatz, Stephanie Rose challenged her to fight. On July 27 they faced each other in a no-holds-barred shootfight, and Belén submitted the Australian blonde again with a body-scissor. Sonia Gilliéron, another Hellcat with a personal score to settle with Belén, called out the young Argentine and they stepped into the pit once more on September 7. Belén completely obliterated the Swiss blonde this time, 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.


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 Knockout
(Neck-Scissor)
Loss brazil_mini Gisele Medeiros
(Aug-26-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Knockout
(Rear-Naked Choke)
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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