Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino (Scott Hirano/Invicta FC)
Bellator 249 Results: Cyborg Submits Blencowe, Retains Featherweight Title
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Bellator MMA hosted its 249th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made the first defense of her belt against Australia’s Arlene Blencowe. Cyborg captured the title by defeating Julia Budd at Bellator 238 via fourth-round TKO. Blencowe challenged for the belt for a second time, having come up short on the scorecards against Budd in late 2017. She rebounded with three straight wins to earn another shot at gold.
The prelims kicked off live above at 7:15 p.m. ET, followed at 10 p.m. ET by the four-fight main card on both DAZN and the CBS Sports Network.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Arlene Blencowe by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:36 – for featherweight title
Leandro Higo def. Ricky Bandejas by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:32
Steve Mowry def. Shawn Teed by TKO (knee and punches). Round 1, 4:22
Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo ruled a no-contest (illegal ground strike). Round 1, 1:44
Andrew Kapel def. Joseph Creer by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Kemran Lachinov def. Kyle Crutchmer by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Christian Edwards def. Hamza Salim by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:28
Da’Mon Blackshear def. Mike Kimbel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:14
Aviv Gozali def. Logan Neal by submission (kimura). Round 1, 3:22
Albert Gonzales def. Kastriot Xhema by TKO (retirement). Round 2, 5:00