Belts on The Line
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Who won Cyborg vs Blencowe?
Cris Cyborg beat Arlene Blencowe by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of Bellator 249, on Thursday 15th October 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
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 ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Arlene Blencowe made her way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cyborg had a large advantage in power over Blencowe, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Blencowe's 54%.
Cris Cyborg was the younger woman by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Cyborg had a height advantage of 3 inches over Blencowe. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Cyborg was the more experienced professional 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 2 more professional rounds, 58 to Blencowe's 56.
Cyborg vs Blencowe form
Cyborg had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat 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, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Before that, she had won against Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had beat Holly Holm at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Cyborg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.