Bellator 249: Make your predictions for Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe

We want your predictions for Thursday’s Bellator 249 event in Connecticut.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Wednesday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the Bellator 249 event staff predictions we release Wednesday ahead of the event. Bellator 249 takes place Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Make your picks for all four main card fights below.

Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo

Records: Saad Awad (23-13 MMA, 11-10 BMMA), Mandel Nallo (7-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA)
Past five: Awad 1-4, Nallo 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.12.20): N/A

Ricky Bandejas vs. Leandro Higo

Records: Ricky Bandejas (13-4 MMA, 3-3 BMMA), Leandro Higo (19-5 MMA, 2-3 BMMA)
Past five: Bandejas 2-3, Higo 2-3
Division: Bantamweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.12.20): N/A

Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis

Records: Patricky Freire (23-9 MMA, 14-7 BMMA), Jaleel Willis (13-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA)
Past five: Freie 4-1, Willis 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.12.20): N/A

Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe

Records: Cris Cyborg (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), Arlene Blencowe (13-7 MMA, 6-3 BMMA)
Past five: Cyborg 4-1, Blencowe 4-1
Division: Women’s featherweight
Rankings: Cyborg No. 2, No. 3 pound-for-pound; Blencowe No. 6
Odds (as of 10.12.20): Cyborg -900, Blencowe +550

Full Bellator 249 fight card

MAIN CARD (CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe – for women’s featherweight title
  • Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis
  • Ricky Bandejas vs. Leandro Higo
  • Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 7:30 p.m. ET)

  • Curtis Millender vs. Joe Schilling
  • Albert Gonzales vs. Kastriot Xhema
  • Christian Edwards vs. Hamza Salim
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Kemran Lachinov
  • Joseph Creer vs. Andrew Kapel
  • Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Mike Kimbel
  • Steve Mowry vs. Shawn Teed
  • Aviv Gozali vs. Logan Neal

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/bellator-249-cris-cyborg-arlene-blencowe-reader-predictions-picks

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