The Bellator 271 was held on Friday, in Hollywood, Florida, and its main attraction was the featherweight belt dispute between the champ, Chris Cyborg, and Ireland’s Sinead Kavanagh, fifth in the category classification. The Brazilian did not give her opponent a chance and needed less than two minutes to determine the duel.
Chris Cyborg successfully defended the Bellator belt – Photo: clone
It was Chris from the start. After a few seconds of grabbing, the Brazilian began to stand up straight and gave up a series of punches, two of her right hands completely hit her opponent, who fell. Cyborg still had three more hits to check, as he finished the feud with just 1m 32s of the first round, and successfully defended his belt for the third time.
While in the cage, the cyborg was asked who she’d put her belt on next time, and Cat Zingano was called her favourite. When asked about Kayla Harrison, the no-contract PFL champion who was in the audience, the Brazilian said she’s up for the challenge, but the organizations need to come to terms so they can take on each other.
See below the knockout moment applied by Cris Cyborg:
The other Brazilian in the event was Bruna Elaine, who had a tough fight against Desiree Jani on the preliminary card. The feud existed almost entirely, with a slight advantage to Bruna, who obtained the victory by a split decision.
See the full results of the event below:
November 10, 2021, in Hollywood (USA)
Chris Cyborg defeated Sinead Kavanagh by KO with 1m32s by R1
Linton Vassell defeats Tyrell Fortune via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Biko defeated Justin Gonzalez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Arlene Blenko defeated Pam Sorenson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Steve Morey defeated Rakim Cleveland by submission at 3:28 in the first round
Bruna Ellen defeated Desiree Yanez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roman Faraldo defeated Robert Turnquist by KO with 1min17s from R1
Cody Law defeated Colton Hamm by knockout in the 4th and 21st minute of the first round
Valerie Loreda beat Taylor Turner by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Waldo Cortes Acosta defeated Muhammed Deris by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ethan Hughes defeated Mahmoud Sibi by technical ncoaute at 4m05 of R3
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