Cris Cyborg is still touching new levels running in the 15th year of her professional mixed martial arts career. In the second Bellator fight of her career, the featherweight champion maintained her title and earned her success by submitting dominantly against Arlene Blencowe. The Bellator 249 fight of Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe on Thursday, 14th October, was not a long event. It was displayed more of Cyborg’s power than the clash between the two opponents. Cyborg, with knockouts 23-2, 18 did not require two rounds to bring down Blencowe, with knockouts 13-8, 7. She then walked away without a seeming backlash claiming her first title in the years after leaving Ultimate Fighting Championship in July 2017.
The fight was an easy straight win for Cyborg
It was an easy fight for Cyborg to claim her victory against Blencowe. The fight started with Cyborg detangling herself from Blencowe by leg kicking Blencowe a few times. Then Cyborg hurried Blencowe towards the center of the mat and took her down. The moment the two opponents started wrestling used her strength, stamina, and few headshots to keep her opponent dizzy until the bell rang. The event’s round 2 started and ended within a blink of an eye. Cyborg discharged many mashed up headshots and body kicks in her own style and used her leg sweep and leg kicks one more time. The moment Blencowe got wounded and lost the stamina to fight back, Cyborg seized the occasion to choke Blencowe on her back neck and held until Blencowe tapped out after seconds.
Bellator 249 Results – Cyborg vs Blencowe
Cris Cyborg is def. Arlene Blencowe via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:36 of Round 2
Leandro Higo is def. Ricky Bandejas via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:32 of Round 2
Steve Mowry def. Shawn Teed via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:22 of Round 1
Saad Awad No Contest vs. Mandel Nallo at 1:44 of Round 1
Cyborg nabbed the biggest contract in the history of mixed martial arts for women
Bellator President Scott Coker informed Katie Taylor of the Associated Press that they are in a long term contract with Cyborg. The secret contract is termed to be the biggest contract in the history of mixed martial arts for women. The contract will only reward Cyborg if she continues to claim her victory in every fight. Praising Coker, Cyborg said that the Bellator President always holds high regard for every fighter. She feels that Coker recognizes the brand image of every fighter and values collaboration. He never accuses a fighter publicly. She continued saying that because of this understanding events do not take place if fighters do not fight.
Blencowe’s loss of trophy may cost her a few matches but proved Cyborg is the queen of Bellator Ring
After three continuous Bellator match victories, Blencowe competed against Cyborg on Thursday to claim the title of the trophy. She was a tough opponent for Cyborg but fate was not in her favor on that day. The loss of the trophy may cost Blencowe to be out of a few matches but she will definitely fight back. In contrast, her loss proved that Cyborg is still the queen of Bellator’s fighting ring and every mixed martial art ring for women and she is the best in the world.