Bellator 279 results: Cris Cyborg retains title in five-round fight, Raufeon Stots claims provisional bantamweight title

Chris Cyborg He was still untouchable inside the Bellator cage, but she had to work for him this time.

On Saturday night at Neil S Blaisdale Center in Honolulu, Cyborg retained the unanimous featherweight title. Arleen Blinko In the main event 279- Masoud. As in their first encounter at the Bellator 249, cyborg hit Blencowe all over the cage, but the featherweight champion was unable to secure the finish this time, hampered by sheer determination and Blencowe’s toughness.

It looked early on that this would be a repeat of their first fight when cyborg took down Blencowe in the first round, nearly ending the fight there before an illegal knee on Blencowe’s head caused a fracture in the action and led referee Jason Herzog to a point deduction. from cyborg. That short rest allowed Blencoe to recover enough to exit the tour.

Things got better for Blencowe from there although as in rounds two and three, Cyborg appeared to have an almost exclusive boxing match, and while Cyborg certainly landed more and landed bigger shots, Blencowe found a home for her right hand as well, even catching the champ lopsided in several Occasions.

In the tournament rounds, Blencowe, bloody masked at that point, continued to press the case with Cyborg, creating trade-offs and never holding back. In the end, Blencowe simply outdid the featherweight champion, but she made a massive report on herself and became the first person to survive five rounds with a Cyborg inside a Bellator cage. In the end, Cyborg won by a clear unanimous decision and made her fourth defense of her featherweight title.

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After the match, Cyborg Blencowe gave credit for her strength and then said she wanted to fight the biggest fights possible, be it Kat ZinganoAnd Amanda Nunesor Kayla Harrison.

Stots stuns Archuleta to claim interim bantamweight title

At the joint main event of the evening, Rovion Stouts He achieved the biggest win of his career, ending the previous champion Juan Archuleta To claim a temporary bantam weight title. After the first two competitive rounds that saw Archuleta already looking to dump the two-time D-II National Champion, Archuleta sprinted off a Stots header in just seconds of round three which saw him slump to the canvas as Stots quickly finished the job. This was Archuleta’s first career loss and the first knockout in Stots Bellator’s career.

The fight was also the second match of the quarter-finals at Bellator bantam weight Grand Prix As a result, Stots secured his place in the semi-finals, where he will face the winner of the Leandro Hugo against. Danny Sabatilo.

Kish annoys MacFarlane

In what is arguably the biggest surprise of the night, Justin Kish scored the biggest win of her career by upsetting her. Elma Lee MacFarlane In front of the hometown crowd of the former flyweight champion. It was a rather tepid performance from both women as they only landed in 63 joint strikes between them, but Kish simply did a bit more than MacFarlane, scoring several takedowns and dominating the center in much of the fight. In the end, Kish won by unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. The loss is McFarlane’s second in a row, while Kish goes 1-1 inside the Bellator cage.

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Mix Horiguchi with grapple

In the first round of the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix, Patchi mixture He started things off abruptly, winning a clear unanimous decision on a one-time champion Koji Horiguchi. Meeks was able to control large parts of the fight with his wrestling skills, repeatedly taking his back and holding it for the rounds each time. Horiguchi managed to make it competitive in positions, but he simply could not constantly escape from the Mix. With the win, Mix drew his ticket to the semi-finals of the Grand Prix where he will face the winner of the Magomed Magomedov against. Enrique Perzola.

Medeiros wins sexy combo with Sanchez

Also on the main card, Yancy Medeiros He made Bellator debut, winning a massive storyline with Emmanuel Sanchez in the main card opener. For 15 minutes, Medeiros and Sanchez went toe-to-toe with a Medeiros strike that was the big difference maker in the fight. In the end, he came home by unanimous decision, and put the Hawaiian crowd into a frenzy.

Full Bellator 279 results

Chris Cyborg defeated. Arleen Blenko by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)

Raufeon Stots def. Juan Archuleta by TKO (knee and punches) at 0:16 in the third round.

Justin Kish def. Elma Lee MacFarlane By unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

incomplete mixture. Kyoji Horiguchi by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Yancy Medeiros def. Emmanuel Sanchez By unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Jyoti Yamauchi def. Lifan Khokheli By submission (armbar) at 3:49 from R1.

Bobby King def. Keoni Diggs By split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

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Diana Silva def. Janay Harding By unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lance Gibson son def. Nainoa Dong By unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)

Justin Gonzalez def. Kai Kamaka III By split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

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