After a very brief amateur mixed martial arts career, jiu-jitsu ace Erin Blanchfield will be make her pro debut with Cage Fury Fighting Championships.
The Silver Fox BJJ student has signed to fight Whitney Pyles (2-0) inside the CFFC cage on March 24. The event takes place at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Blanchfield competed in just one ammy bout defeating Destiny Quinones by armbar submission in little more than one minute’s time at Aggressive Combat Championship 17 in December. Her transitions were smooth and the execution of her armbar submission was flawless.
Watch Erin Blanchfield submit Destiny Quinones below:
Blanchfield tells MyMMANews, “Can’t wait to get back in the cage and take it to the next level”.
The 18-year old BJJ purple belt made headlines in 2017 when she won $10,000 after being crowned the EBI 12 flyweight tournament champion.
When we spoke to her before her amateur debut Blanchfield discussed turning pro.
“As long as I win these next two or three amateur fights then I would go pro. I don’t want to spend too much time in the amateurs. I would rather just go pro and get paid for fighting too.”