Bellator 249: “Cyborg vs. Blanco” will be broadcast tonight (Thursday, October 15, 2020) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Light heavyweight champion Chris Cyborg (22-2, 1 NC) makes his first defense in the promotion against “Angerfist” Arlene Blancow (13-7).
The main Bellator 249 card will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 22:00 ET. MMAmania.com will give the results for the full map and comprehensive game-by-game for the TV part of Bellator 249 below.
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BELATOR 249 QUICK RESULTS:
Chris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blancou – in progress.
Ricky Tavi against. Leandro Higo – Higo sub (RNC) 2:32 R2.
Steve Moorey against. Sean Teed – Mowry TKO 4:22 R1.
Saad Awad against. Mandel Nalo – WITHOUT COMPETITION 1:41 R1.
Albert Gonzalez against. Kastriot Gemma – Gonzalez TKO (retirement) 5:00 R2.
Christian Edwards against. Hamza Salim – Edwards sub (RNC) 1:28 R2.
Kyle Cruchmer against. Kemran Lachinov | – Lachinov UD 29-28 X3.
Andrew Capel against. Joseph Creer – Kapel TKO (doctor) 5:00 R2.
Mike Kimbel against Da’mon Blackshear – Sub Blackshear (RNC) 4:14 R2.
Aviv Gozali against. Logan Neal – Gozali sub (kimura) 3:22 R1.
BELATOR 249 PLAY A GAME:
Chris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blancou
Cyborg is 22-2, 1 NC tonight. Her opponent Blancou is 13-7.
Ricky Trays vs. Leandro Higo
Higo was first in black suitcases and blue gloves, 19-5, and he came in with three pounds at 139 for that battle. Bandehas made the official allowance of one pound and weighed 136. Sporting red suitcases and gloves and came out on “Ready or Not” from The Fugees. His professional record so far is 13-4. Higo is fighting Natal, Brazil. Bandehas is fighting from Cocos Creek, Florida. The judge in charge is Kevin MacDonald.
Circle 1: The quick touch triggers the action. Bandehas kicks and Higo backs away. Bandehas circles his arms and kicks again. Both men cautiously feel the distance between them. Bandehas finally gets a kick for a minute. They exchange kicks with their feet. Higo pushed him toward the fence. Higo falls for a double at 1:57 and has Bandehas on his ass. He crushes Bandehas in the cage as he searches for a way to get through. Bandehas tries to turn back to escape the danger, but Higo is on top of him and throws straight. Higo grabs his legs and moves to full assembly at 4:04. He walks to the door, but lets go. Bandehas tries to push the fence away with his feet, but he can’t. Higo tries to get a late pass, but Bandejas reaches the bell. 10-9 Higo.
Round 2: Bandehas opens round two with kicks with his feet. Higo continues to crowd the Bandejas toward the fence. Bandehas connects with his right hand and left kick. Higo shoots and picks up Bandehas to carry him around the cage like a trophy before finally pushing him. He takes his back and tries to insert the hooks. At 2:12 he has the butterfly and has full control. He catches the door and gets it at 2:32 for a pass.
Final result: Leandro Higo by passing (goal from behind) at 2:32 in the second round.
Steve Moore vs. Sean Teed
Sean Teed (6-2-1) came out first in black suitcases and blue gloves next to MOP’s “Ante Up” strains. BROWNSVILLE! HOME OF THE COURAGEOUS. Steve Moorey (7-0) enters the POD’s Alive strains with his blue suitcases and red gloves. Both men are 28 years old. Mowry is 6’8 “with 79” range, Teed is 6’5 “with 77” range. Teed fights from the Toms River, New Jersey. Maury fights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The judge is Kerry Hatley.
Round 1: Knock gloves between the big boys to get started. Mauri tries to interpret Teed early. He continues to support him to the fence, and Teed tries to hit and move to the left. Mauri stays with him and unloads with his knee. The left and right hooks are also connected. Teed tries to charge and clinches to no avail. 90 seconds passed. Mauri lurks for his opponent and lands with another knee. Teed eats a left hook as he tries to reload. Teed lands a few left shots. Mauri kicks his legs. Mauri clinches and lands a knee up in the middle. Teed is pushed into the fence. He rounds at 3:06. Jab from Mouri. Right hand. Jab right repetition. Kick with a foot. Mowry dominates the offensive production of this round. Teed misses wildly with his right hook and eats one in return. Crushing knee up in the middle drops Teed and Hatley waved seconds later
Final result: Steve Maury won by technical knockout at 4:22 in the first round.
Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nalo
Awad is 37 years old, 23-13, with sporty gray suitcases and red gloves, fighting from San Bernardino, California. Nalo is 7-1 and 31 years old, playing sports with black suitcases and blue gloves, fighting from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our judge is Carrie Hatley.
Round 1: Four seconds in tapping gloves. Nalo immediately kicks Awad in the knee. He continues to attack the same leg and kicks Awad’s head. Nalo releases him for a split second at 0:59 – Awad immediately returns and they put him in the fence. Nallo puts him on the ground for a second at 1:31 and Awad comes back again. Awad squirms from his left knee to his groin, and Hatley calls time. Awad took so long to recover that CBS Sports Network went on a trade holiday and still doubled on knee pain, coughing up lungs when we got back. Auad tries and fails to get to his feet, and Hatley waves.
Final result: WITHOUT COMPETITION due to an accidental blow to the groin at 1:41 of the first round.