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Arlene Blencowe Looking to Fellow Boxers to Improve MMA Game

The past few fight camps for Arlene Blencowe has been a trek. Having to fly from her native Australia to the United States has been daunting but a worth wild effort in her title match with Cris Cyborg this past October.

After the loss to the champion, Blencowe made the decision to split her camp between her home gym and one of the most famous ones in MMA – Jackson/Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been at Jackson’s for eight weeks ahead of her fight with Dayana Silva, which will take place at Bellator 262 on Friday live on Showtime. There was a specific motivation for Blencowe to go to Albuquerque.

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Bellator Signs Dufresne, Paim, and Razafiarison to Roster

Dufresne
Dufresne

Bellator MMA continues to expand its featherweight roster with three new signees.

Among them, UFC vet Alexis Dufresne. Dufresne (5-2) has first round finishes in all of her wins. She lost decision in both her UFC bantamweight fights, but never made weight at 135. Going up to 145 should see her at a more competitive and healthy weight.

Like Dufresne, Brazilian Roberta Paim (4-0) has first round finishes in all of her wins. Three by TKO.

France’s Iony Razafiarison (2-0) rounds out the new signees. The ground specialist has returned to MMA after a two year absence with a decision win this past January.

No word on when the fighters will be making their official Bellator debuts.