Bellator Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg will be defending her strap against Sinead Kavanagh in a fight that will serve as the Main Event of UFC 271, which takes place this coming weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Cris Cyborg will look to successfully defend her title for the third time in a row and in her third appearance since moving to Bellator from the UFC. Cyborg captured the title with a fourth round stoppage victory over Julia Budd at UFC Bellator 268 and has since then, defeated Arlene Biencowe and Leslie Smith via stoppages.
Kavanagh will be fighting for the Bellator Belt after the first time after nine appearances and unlike Cyborg, has had to earn her shot. Kavanagh will be riding into the fight on back to back victories.
Bellator 271 Fight Card, Results , Highlights And Recap
Cris Cyborg def. Sinead Kavanagh via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:32
Linton Vassell def. Tyrell Fortune via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Pico def. Justin Gonzales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Arlene Blencowe def. Pam Sorenson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bellator 271 Preliminary Card
Steve Mowry def. Rakim Cleveland via submission – Round 1, 3:28
Bruna Ellen def. Desiree Yanez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roman Faraldo def. Robert Turnquest via KO (flying knee) – Round 1, 1:11
Cody Law def. Colton Hamm via KO – Round 1, 4:21
Valerie Loureda def. Taylor Turner via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Muhammed DeReese via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-2)
Ethan Hughes def. Mahmoud Sebie via TKO – Round 3, 4:05
Bellator 269 Results And Recaps