Bellator 279: Cris Cyborg Ruins Arlene Blencowe’s Revenge, Retains Featherweight Title
Cris Cyborg has done it again.
Cyborg successfully defended her belt against Arlene Blencowe in their rematch battle in the main event of Bellator 279.
Both fighters exchanged bombs, but Cyborg used her wrestling skills to take the advantage. She won the fight 49-45 on all three judges’ scorecards.
That fight was amazing! 👏
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 24, 2022
Raufeon Stots defeated Juan Archuleta in the third round by a spectacular knockout in the co-main event.
In the first two rounds, Archuleta had some moments using his wrestling, but was not able to outwrestle Stots. Still, he was more active and was attacking, so he won the rounds.
In the third round, Stots landed a high kick and knocked out Archuleta. With the win, Stots earned the interim bantamweight title and moved.
Patchy Mix outwrestled Kyoji Horiguchi and earned a unanimous decision victory after five rounds. Mix took Horiguchi’s back in the first round and controlled him for the whole five minutes.
Goiti Yamauchi debuted in the welterweight division and earned the 21st submission victory against Levan Chokheli.
Chokheli is a great striker with nine knockouts in his 10 professional MMA bouts, but Yamauchi managed to take him down and earned the submission victory in the first round.
Check out the rest of the results below:
- Jordan Winski def Ryan Dela Cruz Unanimous Dec
- Randi Field def Maraya Miller Sub, 0:48 R2
- Sumiko Inaba def Whittany Pyles KO/TKO, 1:22 R1
- Cris Cyborg def Arlene Blencowe Unanimous Dec
- Raufeon Stots def Juan Archuleta KO/TKO, 0:16 R3
- Justine Kish def I. Macfarlane Unanimous Dec
- Patchy Mix def Kyoji Horiguchi Unanimous Dec
- Yancy Medeiros def Emmanuel Sanchez Unanimous Dec
- Goiti Yamauchi def Levan Chokheli Sub, 3:49 R1
- Bobby King def Keoni Diggs Split Dec
- Dayana Silva def Janay Harding Unanimous Dec
- Justin Gonzales def Kai Kamaka III Split Dec
- Lance Gibson Jr. def Nainoa Dung Unanimous Dec