Cyborg vs Blencowe 2 Bellator Betting Pick

Bellator 279 is just days away, so place your bets for the main event before 10:30 PM ET, April 23rd, 2022 for Cyborg vs Blencowe 2. This is the second match up between these two fighters in just three years. Blencowe was blown out of the water in fight one, but couldn’t wait for another shot at the featherweight title. Odds history and more fight commentary is on our coverage of the full Bellator 279 card.

Top Betting Pick for Cyborg vs Blencowe 2

Cyborg is a strong favorite and her line hasn’t moved since Monday. We’re still convinced she’s the right choice for a parlay bet, perhaps one of the only parlay worthy main events of the weekend. Her striking and conditioning are too far above the aging Blencowe. 

Tale of the Tape for Cyborg vs Blencowe 2 

Fighter Christane Cyborg Venancio  Arlene ‘Angerfist’ Blencowe
Age 36 39
Height 5’8’’ 5’6’’
Reach/Stance 68’’ Switch 64’’
Record 25-2, 1 NC 15-8
Submissions/TKO  1/20 1/8
Fighter Training Camp Chute Boxe Academy, Kings MMA, Various Allegiance Combat and Fitness

Let’s focus on the fact that Blencowe hasn’t changed training camps since her last loss with Cyborg, while Cyborg has moved twice, picking up skills at various locations. Kings MMA is home to Rafael Dos Anjos and Benny Dariush. She has access to some of the sports best in every category, including coaches like Rafael Cordeiro. 

Allegiance has very few professional fighters currently active, and I couldn’t find reliable info on Blencowe’s coaching staff. Her instagram shows that she spent part of the camp at Greg Jackson’s MMA alongside Holme and other high level women fighters, but her training in Melbourne is limited to coaching one on one. 

Bellator 279 Odds and Prediction for Cyborg vs Blencowe 

Bet  Odds
Cyborg Money Line -1200
Blencowe Money Line +600
Over 1 ½ Rounds  -140
Under 1 ½ Rounds  EVEN
Will the fight go the Distance, No  -530
Will the fight go the Distance, Yes +315

The odds have stayed the same since opening, which tells us many bettors are waiting for the lines to move before betting on Justino. She’s a strong Bellator champion that has few people capable of standing up to her. Her improved striking technique should be on display, and the more training footage I see the more convincing the Under and -530 fight not going the distance prop bets look. All odds are from Bovada, one of our top MMA betting sites

MMA Sports Betting Analysis for Cyborg vs Blencowe

Here’s one of Arlene’s biggest finishes. She’s an aggressive stiker and the announcer isn’t even able to finish the opening lines before the first knockdown. However, this is more aggression than technique and it’s going to take more than a flury to down Cyborg. 

And here is a Cyborg finish over Gibson. She works up and down the body, putting out the champ with strikes that never stopped coming. She has excellent range finding and is disciplined in her distance management even when the finish is close. 

Here’s Cyborg’s last win over Kavanaugh. I do see opportunities for Blencowe to land strikes. However, in their first fight, Cyborg was happy to work the clench and secure the submission. I think we’ll get another viewing of this multifaceted Cyborg, especially given her time at Kings MMA. 

Bet Cris Cyborg at -600 for one of Bellator MMA’s most dominant champions. 

Jacob Clark / Author

Jacob Clark had a 15 year career as a professional MMA fighter, coach, and Greg Jackson’s alum. Now, TikTok’s 12th most important BJJ influencer is bringing his sports and betting knowledge to you here at TheSportsGeek. He spends his time cooking vietnamese food and playing D&D with his family. You can meet him at jiu-jitsu open mats all over Indiana.

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