This past Saturday night at the Westchester County Center, Erin Blanchfield made her mixed martial arts debut at Aggressive Combat Championship 17. Battling an amateur veteran in Destiny Quinones, Blanchfield displayed top tier grappling.
Wasting zero time to earn a takedown verse Quinones, the EBI 12 (Eddie Bravo Invitational) champion (125lbs) went to work putting in a blue-collar effort. Blanchfield’s transitions were smooth and the execution of her armbar submission was flawless.
Blanchfield (1-0), 18, defeated Quinones in Round 1, at 1:08 via Submission by way of Armbar.
The fight was fought at 125-pounds under the United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA) sanctioning body amateur novice rules, which includes shin pads and forbids strikes to a grounded opponents head.
Blanchfield earned $10,000 from her EBI 12 Championship.
Erin Blanchfield Full Fight Video below –
Photo Courtesy of Dynamic Fighters.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).