Bellator Dublin video: With Conor McGregor cageside, Arlene Blencowe drops and submits Sinead Kavanagh

Sinead Kavanagh received a boost of support with Conor McGregor by her side, but it wasn’t enough in her rematch with Arlene Blencowe on Saturday at Bellator Champions Series: Dublin.

Kavanagh (9-7) got off to fine start as she controlled most of Round 1, but Blencowe (16-10) turned things around by dropping her in the final 30 seconds of the opening frame. The momentum from that sequence carried over into Round 2 where Blencowe again landed an overhand right that dropped Kavanagh and led to a standing guillotine submission victory as McGregor watched helplessly from Kavanagh’s corner at 3Arena.

You can watch the finish in the video below (via X):

The fight between Blencowe and Kavanagh was a rematch from nearly seven years ago, which Blencowe won by split decision. Her victory this time around was definitive – and just might give her an inside track to a fourth Bellator women’s featherweight title shot.

Up-to-the-minute BCS: Dublin results include:

  • Arlene Blencowe def. Sinead Kavanagh via submission (standing guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:02

  • Dalton Rosta def. Norbert Novenyi Jr. via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Darragh Kelly def. Mathias Poiron via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:29

  • Kasum Kasumov def. Matheus Mattos via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Nathan Kelly def. Jose Sanchez via submission (front naked choke) – Round 1, 3:04

  • Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Tyler Mathison via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Sarvadzhon Khamidov def. Marcirley Alves da Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Shinobu Ota def. Roger Blanque via submission (north-south choke) – Round 1, 2:18

  • Michelle Montague def. Karolina Sobek via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:41

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator Champions Series: Dublin.

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