Bellator 249 Results: Cris Cyborg Dominates, Defends Her Title
Cris Cyborg had no trouble defending her featherweight title, submitting Arlene Blencowe in the main event of Bellator 249.
Cris Cyborg showed off her incredible skills once again Thursday night at Bellator 249.
The reigning Bellator featherweight champion dominated challenger Arlene Blencowe, earning a second round submission.
Cyborg’s bout was the main event on CBS Sports Network while also streaming live on DAZN.
The finish came just over two minutes into the round as Cyborg locked up a rear-naked choke.
While that fight went down, the card was hit hard when Patricky Freire’s bout with Jeleel Willis was scratched hours before it was to take place. Freire’s team cited a medical issue not related to the novel coronavirus for the decision.
Leandro Higo earned a key win, submitting Ricky Bandejas in the second round with a rear-naked choke.
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Steve Mowry finished Shawn Teed with the Saad Awad-Mandel Nallo bout being stopped early due to an accidental groin strike. The lightweight contest was declared a no-contest.
Bellator 249: Cyborg Vs. Blencowe Results
Cris “Cyborg” (23-2) defeated Arlene Blencowe (13-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of round two to remain Bellator female featherweight champion
Leandro Higo (20-5) defeated Ricky Bandejas (13-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:32 of round two
Steve Mowry (8-0) defeated Shawn Teed (6-3-1) via TKO at 4:22 of round one
Saad Awad (23-13, 1 NC) and Mandel Nallo (7-1, 1 NC) ended in a no contest (unintentional low blow)
Andrew Kapel (16-7) defeated Joseph Creer (7-2-1) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage – cut) at 5:00 of round two
Kemran Lachinov (10-2) defeated Kyle Crutchmer (6-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian Edwards (4-0) defeated Hamza Salim (5-4) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:38 of round two
Da’mon Blackshear (8-3) defeated Mike Kimbel (3-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:14 of round two
Aviv Gozali (5-0) defeated Logan Neal (1-1) via submission (kimura) at 3:22 of round one
Albert Gonzales (2-2) defeated Kastriot Xhema (3-5, 1 NC) via TKO (fighter retirement) at 5:00 of round two