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.

Witnesses disgusted at act of animal cruelty in Gympie

Stock photo

Police urge witnesses to report the incident

Gympie gets to 1.5 degrees this morning

Where did Autumn go? Anneliese Hinchliffe, who was rugged up in Memorial Park, was waiting for her favourite season.

Showers predicted from Wednesday onwards

Cigarette explodes in man's face at Curra

AN ELDERLY man was taken to Gympie Hospital this evening after a lit cigarette ignited in his face.

Ambos also attend Glastonbury head-on crash and Imbil horse accident

Latest deals and offers


10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in Gympie in Autumn

NUMBER 7: Go beach camping at Inskip Point this autumn and you can watch the whales off Rainbow Beach or Double Island Point.

10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in the Gympie region in Autumn

Tommy Daunt

Tom Daunt sports desk for 27th May.

Chinese trade delegation

Chinese trade delegation visits Gympie region and meets with local producers at the...

DV support march

Darcy Cavanaugh speaks about the Refocus domestic violence support walk on May 27...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked