Cris Cyborg (23-2) earns her first career submission at the expense of Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249.
The defending Bellator Women's Featherweight champion took the fight to Blencowe in a Thanos-like performance. You can watch the entire Bellator 249 main event above and continue below for main card highlights.
Cris Cyborg (c) def. Arlene Blencowe via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 2, 2:36
Cyborg led the action on the feet but Blencowe performed ably. That was about the extended of competition. The defending champion took down Blencowe halfway through round one and bullied her with knuckle sandwiches. Blencowe's growing pains continued in round two as Cyborg grounded her. A bloodied Blencowe was beaten down in mount before turning her back and giving Cyborg the rear-naked choke.
Bellator 249 was an action-packed card with only one fight going the distance. Leonardo Higo tapped out Ricky Bandejas with a rear-naked choke and Canada's Mandel Nallo rendered Saad Awad unable to continue with a vicious low blow. Click here for the complete Bellator 249 quick results.