The former Ufc women’s Fw, Strikeforce, Invicta Fc and current Bellator champion Cristiane Cyborg Justino entered this fight with a pro record of 22-2-0 (82% ko/tko victory rate – she has never won via submission) and she is ranked as the No.2 women’s featherweight in the world. She was defeated by Amanda Nunes in 2018 (Cris Cyborg Justino vs Amanda Nunes) but then she has beat Felicia Spencer (Cris Cyborg Justino vs Felicia Spencer) and Julia Budd (Julia Budd vs Cris Cyborg Justino).
Her opponent, Arlene Blencowe, has an official mma record of 13-7-0 (62% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. She lost to Julia Budd in 2017 (Julia Budd vs Arlene Blencowe 2) but then she has won over Amber Leibrock, Amanda Bell and Leslie Smith. Blencowe vs Cyborg, main event of Bellator 249, is valid for the Bellator women’s featherweight title (Cyborg’s first defense); they also faced each other a second time on April 23, 2022 (Cris Cyborg Justino vs Arlene Blencowe 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Championship
Cyborg’s next fight: Cris Cyborg Justino vs Leslie Smith 2
Cyborg vs Blencowe full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)