Cris Cyborg will risk her ladies’ featherweight title without precedent for October as a major aspect of Bellator’s transition to another transmission home.
Bellator 249 Fight Information
Main Card: Cyborg vs. Blencowe
Date: Saturday, oct, 15 2020
Time: 09:00 PM ET
Location: Accor Arena, Paris, France
Live Stream: click here
Cyborg (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will feature Bellator 249 on an extraordinary Thursday night occasion against challenger Arlene Blencowe (13-7 MMA, 6-3 BMMA), the advancement declared today at a unique newsgathering. The news originally was accounted for by 24fighting.com.
CBS Sports Network will be Bellator’s new transmission home. Like its present Paramount stage, CBS Sports Network is possessed by the CBS Entertainment Group, which is important for parent organization Viacom. The link network dispatched in 2002 and has gone through a few rebranding endeavors over its almost twenty years broadcasting in real time.
Bellator 249 Fight card
Patricky Freire VS Jaleel Willis
Ricky Bandejas VS Leandro Higo
Saad Awad VS Mandel Nallo
Curtis Millender VS Joe Schilling
Albert Gonzales VS Kastriot Xhema
Christian Edwards VS Hamza Salim
Kyle Crutchmer VS Kemran Lachinov
Joseph Creer VS Tony Johnson
Da’Mon Blackshear VS Mike Kimbel
Steve Mowry VS Shawn Teed
The new transmission association will begin fourteen days earlier on Oct. 1 with a Thursday occasion in Italy. Bellator 247 will air live at 4 p.m. ET from Milan and will be featured by a welterweight session between Paul Daley (42-17-2 MMA, 8-4 BMMA) and Derek Anderson (16-3 MMA, 7-3 BMMA). Prior Friday, news broke of Bellator’s first excursion to France on Oct. 10.
The advancement re-visitations of the States for Bellator 249 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with an empty middleweight title session between welterweight champion Douglas Lima and Gegard Mousasi.
Cyborg won the 145-pound title in January when she took out long-term champion Julia Budd with a fourth-round TKO at Bellator 238. It was her limited time debut in the wake of coming to Bellator from the UFC, where she was a featherweight champion until she was furious about Amanda Nunes in December 2018. To that point, Cyborg to a great extent was viewed as the best pound-for-pound lady in the game.
After her misfortune to Nunes, Cyborg refocused at UFC 240 with a consistent choice success over Felicia Spencer. In any case, that arrangement was the keep going on her UFC contract, and the advancement let her leave for Bellator as a free operator.
Blencowe will have her second shot at a Bellator title. She tested Budd for the belt in December 2017, yet lost a split choice. It was her second close misfortune to Budd in 14 months. However, since that misfortune, the Australian has three straight successes with a knockout of Amber Leibrock, a 22-second KO of Amanda Bell, and a consistent choice over Leslie Smith in November 2019.