Alejandra Lara protests Amazon deforestation at Bellator 225 weigh-in
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Colombian flyweight Alejandra Lara used Friday's Bellator 225 weigh-ins to draw attention to the Amazon rainforest wildfires.

Lara covered her body with several messages, including "Stop deforestation," "#SOSAmazonia," and "Our lungs are on fire!"

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No sólo es por lo que está pasando, no sólo es por Brasil... llevo la atención a la selva porque la necesita, porque de verdad es el momento de hacer algo por nuestro futuro, de pensar que sólo tenemos una tierra que está gravemente enferma y tenemos gobiernos que no quieren hacer nada al respecto. Tenemos que hacernos conscientes de lo grave que es nuestra situación y cambiar desde lo personal para tener algún futuro para los niños. Estoy lista para pelear con todo, para representar a mi país, a mi continente... a mi planeta 🌎👊🏼 #fighter #mmagirl #weightin #activist #consciousness #youcanmakeachange #plantatree #stopusingplastic #eatlessmeat #respectanimals #rideabike #renewableenergy #sosamazonia #globalwarming

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Brazil's space research center INPE has detected nearly 73,000 wildfires in the Amazon this year, some of which have been set illegally by farmers clearing areas for cattle ranching, according to Reuters.

Lara will face Taylor Turner on the Bellator 225 main card at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on Saturday night.

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