Bellator 249: Cyborg vs Blencowe Results
Bellator 249 went down on Thursday night behind closed doors at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Cris Cyborg scored the first ever submission win of her career, after securing a second round rear naked choke on Arlene Blencowe, to defend her featherweight title.
The Bellator 249 co-main event between Patricky Freire and Jaleel Willis was cancelled after the elder ‘Pitbull’ brother was pulled from the card by doctors. Since the announcement a couple of hours ago, it has been reported that he is suffering from labyrinthitis, which is a form of vertigo.
As a result, the bantamweight contest between Leandro Higo and Ricky Bandejas was moved to the co-main event, where the former won via the 12th submission victory of his career.
The ten fight card saw four rear naked choke submissions, one no contest and a retirement.
Official results from Bellator 249:
Cris Cyborg def. Arlene Blencowe via second round rear naked choke submission (2:36)
Patricky Freire vs Jaleel Willis – cancelled
Leandro Higo def. Ricky Bandejas via second round rear naked choke submission (2:32)
Steve Mowry def. Shawn Teed via first round TKO (4:22)
Saad Awad vs Mandel Nallo – declared a no-contest in first round due to accidental groin strike (1:44)
Albert Gonzales def. Kastroit Xhema via second round TKO – retirement (5:00)
Aviv Gozali def. Logan Neal via first round kimura submission (3:22)
Da’mon Blackshear def. Mike Kimbel via second round rear naked choke submission (4:14)
Christian Edwards def. Hamza Salim via second round rear naked choke submission (1:28)
Kemran Lachinov def. Kyle Crutchmer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrew Kapel def. Joseph Creer via second round TKO due to a cut (5:00)
Bellator returns on October 29th with Bellator 250, which will see Douglas Lima and Gegard Mousasi fight for the vacant middleweight title.