Bellator MMA president Scott Coker has revealed that Arlene Blencowe will most likely receive the first crack at newly-crowned featherweight champ, Cris Cyborg.
Cyborg put on a sensational performance in the Bellator 238 main event on Saturday night, knocking out Julia Budd in the fourth-round to capture the featherweight title. The victory means Cyborg has now held the 145-pound belts in four major organizations, having previously won the titles with the UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC.
At the Bellator 238 post-event media scrum, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker revealed to reporters that Arlene Blencowe is number-one on his list to get the first shot at newly-crowned champ, Cyborg.
“Arlene Blencowe, I didn’t want to say it, but she’s number-one on that list. I think she’s got a record of 13-7, has lots of experience. If she wants to do it, we’ll get it on.” said Coker.
Blencowe (13-7-0) is on an impressive three-fight win streak, which includes two knockout victories. In her most recent showing, the Australian picked up the unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith.
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