Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is going to defend her title against one of the top women’s featherweights in Bellator Arlene Blencowe.
Former UFC featherweight champion and the current newly crowned Bellator champion Cris Cyborg is one the best fighters on the planet earth. After separating her ways from UFC Cris Cyborg was signed by Bellator. Following her last victory in UFC against Spencer, which was the last fight on her contract, UFC president Dana White announced that the UFC would not negotiate a new contract with Cyborg.
On September 3, 2019, it was announced Cyborg had signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA.
BREAKING: I have confirmed with multiple sources that a @BellatorMMA featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) and Arlene Blencowe is signed, date TBD but is thought to happen before the end of 2020. pic.twitter.com/Xb3joAYn35
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) September 10, 2020
Amy Kaplan of FanSided was the first to reveal that Cyborg’s next opponent would be Blencowe. Though no date is set for this fight, it is expected to take place before 2020 is over. Bellator president Scott Coker previously said that Blencowe was likely going to be next in line to fight Cyborg. According to the speculations, it looks like we could expect the announcement of this bout very soon.
BREAKING: I have confirmed with multiple sources that a @BellatorMMA featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg ( @criscyborg ) and Arlene Blencowe is signed, date TBD but is thought to happen before the end of 2020.
The Cris Cyborg ‘Express’
Cris Cyborg is currently signed to Bellator MMA, where she is the current Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Champion. She is also a former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. She is the only MMA fighter in history, male or female, to become a Grand Slam Champion, holding world championships across four major mixed martial arts promotions.
In March 2015, it was announced that Cyborg had signed with the UFC. Cyborg made her promotional debut at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 pounds. She won the fight by TKO in the first round. Since that win, we all have witnessed the Cyborg express in the MMA that went on a tear of all the fighters in her way. Cyborg won by TKO in the third round to claim her first UFC championship against Tonya Evinger.
Cyborg is 22-2, 1 NC in pro-MMA, and is the Bellator women’s featherweight champion, having won the belt from Julia Budd in her last fight via 4th-round TKO. Cyborg is one of the greatest women’s MMA fighters of all time, having gone undefeated between 2005 and 2018 until a KO loss to Amanda Nunes in at UFC 232.
Blencowe is 13-7 in pro-MMA is one of the top women’s featherweights in Bellator. The 37-year-old Australian is 6-3 overall in Bellator through two runs in the promotion. Thus far in her second phase in the promotion, Blencowe is 4-1 with her lone loss a split decision to Budd. She is riding a three-fight win streak into this title fight against Cyborg, having defeated Leslie Smith, Amanda Bell, and Amber Leilock.
So this will be the first time Cris Cyborg will be defending her Bellator’s women featherweight championship against a fighter who’s among the very best that Bellator has to offer.
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