Arlene Blencowe defeats Sinead Kavanagh in Bellator return

Aussie featherweight striker Arlene Blencowe made a triumphant return to the Bellator cage on Friday night (Saturday morning in Australia), edging past SBG product Sinead Kavanagh with a split decision at Bellator 182.


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Posted by Bellator MMA on Friday, August 25, 2017


Blencowe improves her career record to 10-6 with the entertaining victory and earns her third consecutive win in the process after knocking out Janay Harding and Rhiannon Thompson on Australian shows.

Friday night’s fight was the 34 year-old’s fifth appearance for the promotion, in which her record now stands at 3-2, with her two defeats coming at the hands of standouts Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd.

Kavanagh drops her record to 4-2 with the result, her second straight loss under the Bellator MMA banner.

Bellator 182 took place at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. In the main event, former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov stopped Chidi Njokuani with punches in the very first round.