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Who won Cyborg vs Blencowe?
Cris Cyborg beat Arlene Blencowe by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 279, on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as 49-45, 49-45, 49-45 in favor of winner Cris Cyborg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator women’s featherweight championship.
Cyborg vs Blencowe stats
Cris Cyborg stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Arlene Blencowe made her way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cyborg had a large advantage in power over Blencowe, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Blencowe's 53%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blencowe had a slight advantage over Cyborg, with a 7% submission rate over Cyborg's 4%.
Cris Cyborg was the younger woman by 2 years, at 38 years old.
Cyborg had a height advantage of 3 inches over Blencowe. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Cyborg was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made her debut in 2005, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Blencowe, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 6 less professional rounds, 58 to Blencowe's 64.
Cyborg vs Blencowe form
Cyborg had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271 on 12th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Leslie Smith at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by knockout in the 5th round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, she had beat Arlene Blencowe 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.
Before that, she had defeated Julia Budd at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
She had won against Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Cyborg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Blencowe's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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