Exclusive: Arlene Blencowe Drops by Bellator 282

Arlene Blencowe dropped by Bellator 282 to check out the fights. The number two ranked Cat Zingano fought the number six ranked Pam Sorenson on the prelims, and with Blencowe still sitting at number one and having fought Cyborg twice she felt like she needed to drop by the Mohegan Sun Arena to watch some fights from outside of the cage.

Any fighter that’s close to gold or holding gold should always show interest in fights in their division that could affect their future, and like Raufeon Stots watched the bantamweights, Blencowe watched the featherweights.

“Awesome fight night,” Blencowe said. “It was actually nice to just be able to take it all in. The crowd was awesome, there were some great fights on tonight.”

Of course, she congratulated Zingano on her performance. But there was some Deja-vu at the end of the fight where the winner would be the one to face Cris Cyborg in the future. When Zingano won, she tweaked her knee. She was checked out and able to do media afterward so hopefully she is not as bad as Sinead Kavanagh was when she won her shot at Cyborg but was sidelined due to injury. That’s how Cyborg vs Blencowe 2 happened, but there’s no telling what will come next.

“No, I’m not worried about it,” Blencowe said when asked what she thinks will happen. “I’m number one, she’ll stay at number two. Like she said in the interview, eventually we’ll fight each other.”

Blencowe also believes Zingano is a “very very talented fighter.” So whenever that day is, she would welcome the challenge. Scott Coker was not in attendance for the event to ask what he thinks so for now, fans will have to wait for Bellator to update their rankings to see what fights are out there. 

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Edward Carbajal
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor's degree in Communications. Along with over 30 years of martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour podcast, and also writes for Spectation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel