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Who won Blencowe vs McMann?
Sara McMann beat Arlene Blencowe by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of Bellator 294, on Friday 21st April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as 27-29, 27-30, 26-30 in favor of winner Sara McMann.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Blencowe vs McMann stats
Arlene Blencowe stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Sara McMann made her way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Blencowe had a massive power advantage over McMann, boasting at 53% knock out percentage over McMann's 8%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested McMann had a massive advantage over Blencowe, boosting at 38% submission rate over Blencowe's 7%.
Arlene Blencowe was the younger woman by 3 years, at 40 years old.
McMann had a height advantage of 1 inch over Blencowe. Despite this, she had 1-inch reach advantage.
Blencowe was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made her debut in 2013, 1 year and 10 months later than McMann, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 18 more professional rounds, 64 to McMann's 46.
Blencowe vs McMann form
Blencowe had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Cris Cyborg at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Pam Sorenson at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, she had beat Dayana Silva at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, she had been beaten by Cris Cyborg at Bellator 249 on 15th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
She had defeated Leslie Smith at Bellator 233 on 8th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Blencowe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 22 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
McMann's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 3 years, 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Blencowe vs McMann?
Arlene Blencowe was a 6/4 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Sara McMann made her way into the ring at 12/25 (-210) with oddsmakers.