Cris Cyborg retains Bellator featherweight title with victory over Arlene Blencowe

Cris Cyborg sealed victory last night at Bellator 249
Cris Cyborg sealed victory last night at Bellator 249 - (Copyright Twitter: @theScoreMMA)
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Cris Cyborg has said it’s a ‘dream come true’ after defending her featherweight title at last night’s Bellator 249 event.

The 35 year-old Australian earned her first career submission in the second-round over Arlene Blencowe at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

Cyborg dominated from the off in a clash that included two takedowns and a rear-naked choke finish. 

She said: “I was really working hard because I wanted my first submission in MMA. I never did that before.

“This is a dream come true. I'm very happy and excited for the next one.”

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