Bellator 249: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Defends Featherweight Crown
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from Bellator 249, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday.
In the main event, former UFC champ Cris “Cyborg” defended the featherweight title by submitting Arlene Blencowe in round two.
‘Cyborg’ was fighting for the first time since January when she won Bellator’s featherweight belt, by stopping Julia Budd.
Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe Main Card
Cris “Cyborg” (23-2) defeated Arlene Blencowe (13-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of round two
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