Gympie fighter Arlene Blencowe will look to win her second last fight on Friday to get back in the winning circle.
Gympie fighter Arlene Blencowe will look to win her second last fight on Friday to get back in the winning circle. Contributed

Blencowe looks to make a comeback

FORMER Gympie mother of two and international cage fighting phenomenon, Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe will look to come home with a win this week after a setback in her last fight.

Blencowe, 32, will face the world number eight, Gabrielle Holloway on Friday at the WinStar World Casino and Resort, Oklahoma, United States in her second last fight of the season.

The mixed martial arts fighter is looking to make a comeback after losing her last fight in the international Bellator multiple martial arts franchise to the welter weight division world number two Marloes Coenen in August.

Blencowe lost the fight in the second round after Coenen used an arm bar submission.

"I was coming off a four-fight winning streak.

"I want to get back in the winner's circle."

She said her opponent on Friday night prefers a striking technique.

"Her style will suit me better - I'm a stand up fighter."

The number six in the world ranked fighter has been training as normal in preparation for the fight however her new strength and conditioning coach has made sure that she has covered all her bases for the coming fight.

"I'm going in to this fight with a lot better mental and physical state."

Blencowe is feeling confident heading in to her fourth fight overseas in the past 12 months.

"It is not only about winning the fight but making a statement in the cage."

She is still determining what her next move will be but will not make any decisions until she finishes her last fight under her contract later this year.

Blencowe is proud of her results this season after winning her debut fight overseas against the world number four in welter weight.

Then in her second fight this year, although losing to the second world ranked fighter, she was pleased to still remain competitive throughout the fight.

The former two time world boxing champion said she is happy with the way her career has progressed and how well she has done since concentrating on cage fighting in the past two years.

"I'm fighting girls on an international stage against world ranked fighters."

Gympie Times


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