News

Gympie's cage fighting mum on rocket ride in USA

Arlene Blencowe
Arlene Blencowe

FORMER Gympie mother of two and international cage fighting phenomenon, Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe will be fighting to continue her rocket ride to stardom with a crucial contest in the USA on Saturday (our time).

Now rated third in the international Bellator multiple martial arts franchise, Blencowe is busy adjusting to the American time difference after 24 hours of travelling and waiting for connecting flights between Sydney and California, where she is generating a significant following.

With six wins out of 10 fights, she faces a much more experienced top-ranking opponent Marloes Coenen, who has a career score of 22 wins to six losses.

Her growing fame in international multiple martial arts competition shows in the top position her fight occupies on the Bellator card for Saturday.

The top female bout on the card, it is ranked only four fights behind the main event on a card of 13 fights.

Now aiming to peak for the big event, her fight comes after a jaw dropping victory in May.

Fight News Australia reported her impressive world debut with Bellator, saying she had stopped a more experienced opponent with a technical knockout only four minutes and eight seconds into the fight.

Blencowe, 32, now lives in Sydney, at Manly.

She already boasts major achievements in other fight sports, including boxing, wrestling, kick boxing, jiu jitsu and her big new sport, cage fighting, the one that puts them all together.

Her hyper-intense six-day-a-week training schedule has taken her a long way from Amamoor and Gympie, where she grew up, attending Amamoor and One Mile primary schools and Gympie State and James Nash high schools.

With family still here, she has enthusiastic Gympie backing.

Gympie Times

Topics:  cage fighting, editors picks, gympie, mother




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

Counting down to Winter Trees

Winter Trees on Mary comes to Gympie

Sesquicentenary: looking forward, looking back

Gympie District Court House, Channon Street, Gympie. August 11, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times

Gympie gets ready to celebrate 150 years

Gympie gets ready to party

Glenda Pickersgill with Dr Elaine Brown and Abbie Grant-Taylor.

G150 Gympie Sesquicentenary Celebrations

Latest deals and offers

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"