Bellator 233 Results: Former Champion gets knocked out and retires; main event goes the distance
Leslie Smith vs Arlene Blencowe
The second fight of the main card saw Blencowe start fast and throw a few jabs and leg kicks. Blencowe consistently attacks the legs and the body, but they clinched up.
They had to be broken up and Smith continued to go for the takedown and kept pushing Blencowe against the fence. They traded with only a few seconds to go, and Smith connected a good elbow. That first round was mostly Smith.
The second round did not go the same way.
Blencowe dominated the MMA fight early on with some crazy strong leg kicks. Smith came back with rights, kicks, and body kicks. She managed to get in a couple of good combos and landed a big left head kick. From there Blencowe went wild with two jabs and then a leg kick. A flurry by Smith ended this round. Despite appearing to get more action in this round, Smith did not get the round, as it was more Blencowe.
Finally, in the third round, Blencowe fended off each takedown attempt by Smith as if it were nothing. She avoided a leg trip and a knee and came with a high kick. They traded some heavy shots as the fight came to an end with Blencowe being the one who got more offense in the final round of the Bellator fight.
Results: Arlene Blencowe def. Leslie Smith via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)