Gurgel, 29, opted to not taking any parting shots at the promotion that was her home since 2010.
"It was a clean break,” Gurgel said of her departure from Bellator MMA. “They went their way and we went our way.”
Gurgel, who is coming off a loss to Jessica Eye, recently signed a deal with Invicta FC, and she'll be making her debut with the new promotion on Apr. 5 in Kansas City, Missouri, on the main card of the Invicta FC 5 card at the Ameristar Casino Hotel.
“I just love the competition and the discipline that it takes to fight,” Frausto Gurgel said. “It is so incredibly difficult to keep it all together. I love it. It’s the highest level of competition to be able to do it. It is just an amazing thing.”
Gurgel, who holds a 12-2 record, is set to fight Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 5.
"The amount of respect and appreciation I got just for going to the shows was amazing,” Gurgel said of attending Invicta FC 5 shows. “The way I was treated there, it was gold. The way I saw them treat every single one of those athletes, from the preliminary to the main card, it was just awesome.”
Bellator MMA has not released an official statement on Gurgel leaving the promotion. According to the FCFighter.com report, Gurgel was unofficially released, as the promotion wasn't making enough progress to line up a new fight for her.