Gympie MMA star stuns opponent in 22-second show stopper
"IT is all over! Just. Like. That."
Iconic commentator Mike Goldberg's trademark phrase trumpeted possibly the greatest win of Arlene Blencowe's MMA career over the weekend.
Gympie's "Angerfist" stole the show at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma on Friday night (Saturday morning in Australia), taking just 22 seconds of the opening round to demolish Amanda Bell with a flurry of brutal strikes.
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The 36-year-old advanced on her American opponent as soon as the Round 1 bell sounded, knocking her down with a flush right hand inside the first seven seconds.
Bell regained her feet but could only manage a brief recovery as Blencowe's relentless left-right combinations sent her sprawling back to the canvas, forcing referee Jason Herzog to intervene.
The stoppage was the fastest of both Blencowe's career and the entire Bellator 224 card, eclipsing incumbent featherweight champion Julia Budd's dominant Round 1 KO of challenger Olga Rubin.
Though journeying overseas without the company of her regular coaches, Blencowe was cornered on the night by none other than UFC champ Jon Jones' head coach Mike Winkeljohn, as well as Chad Smith and her partner Dion Shaw.
"Statement made," was all Blencowe needed to say on Facebook after the fight, posting alongside a picture immediately following the stoppage.
Blencowe moved to 12-7 with her latest win, inching ever closer to her much-desired championship rematch with Budd in the most emphatic fashion.