— Bellator Public Relations (@BellatorPR)
April 22, 2022
MMA‘s busy weekend in Hawaii will be capped off by
Bellator 279, which features two title fights.
The main event will see featherweight queen Cristiane
Justino look to defend her title once again against Arlene
Blencowe, while the co-main event draws an interim bantamweight
title tilt and tourney match between Juan
Archuleta and Raufeon
Stots. The card also features a second bantamweight grand prix
bout between Kyoji
Horiguchi and Patrick
Mix. All fighters on the main card made weight, although prelim
Pyles (128) came in two pounds heavy for her flyweight contest
“Cris Cyborg” has been undefeated since joining Bellator. After
claiming the featherweight title from Julia Budd,
she’s since submitted Blencowe in 2020 and picked up wins with her
fists over Leslie
Smith and Sinead
Kavanagh in 2021. Justino (25-2, 1 NC) officially weighed 144
pounds for the rematch.
Australia’s Blencowe (15-8) earned her rematch after two straight
wins. She rebounded from the submission to Justino by finishing
Silva with punches, and then won a decision over Pam
Sorenson in her subsequent outing. “Angerfist” officially
weighed 144.6 pounds.
Bellator 279’s main card will air live on Showtime at 10:30 p.m.
ET/7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, with the prelims streaming on YouTube
at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. ET.
Bellator 279 Weigh-in Results:
Justino (144) vs. Arlene
Archuleta (134.6) vs. Raufeon
Horiguchi (134.2) vs. Patrick
Kish (125.2) vs. Ilima-Lei
Harding (146) vs. Dayana
Dung (155.4) vs. Lance
Gibson Jr. (155.6)
Gonzales (145.6) vs. Kai Kamaka
Chokheli (169.6) vs. Goiti
Medeiros (155.4) vs. Emmanuel
Diggs (156) vs. Bobby King
Field (120) vs. Maraya
Dela Cruz (135.2) vs. Jordan
Inaba (125.2) vs. Whittany
* Pyles missed weight by two pounds and has been fined a
percentage of her purse.