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Bellator 279: Cyborg vs. Blencowe 2 predictions

Bellator remains in Honolulu for Bellator 279, which features featherweight champion Cris Cyborg defending against Arlene Blencowe in a rematch.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT)

ILIMA-LEI MACFARLANE (11-1-0) VS. JUSTIN KISH (7-5-0) 

Bellator 279

Andrews: The former champion returns since losing the title in December 2020 to fight in her home state against a fighter who has lost five of her last six fights. Can you say tune up fight?

Andrews Prediction: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane via UD

PATCHY MIX (15-1-0) VS. KYOJI HORIGUCHI (29-4-0) 

Bellator 279

Andrews: Have to go with Patchy to use his size and get Horiguchi to the ground.

Andrews Prediction: Patchy Mix via submission

#1 JUAN ARCHULETA (25-3-0) VS. #3 RAUFEON STOTS (17-1-0)

Bellator 279

Andrews: Intense weigh-in picture. Going with Stots to ground out another one with his grappling.

Andrews Prediction: Raufeon Stots via UD

MAIN EVENT

CRIS CYBORG (25-2-0, 1NC) VS. #1 ARLENE BLENCOWE (15-8-0)

Bellator 279

Andrews: This fight will depend on how Cyborg approaches. She is more careful nowadays and will likely not blitz Blencowe for the quick win unless the opportunity is there. So I expect a decision or a TKO.

Andrews Prediction: Cris Cyborg via UD

Enjoy the fights.

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrews
KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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