Our Local Champion
Jordan Springs’ MMA fighter Arlene Blencowe has just returned home victorious from California in the US after a successful fight against American Amber Leibrock in Bellator 206, staking her claim as the number one contender in the Featherweight division.
The mother of two is enjoying some well-deserved time back home with her family after a rigorous training regime which began in July at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand, followed by Zoo Fitness and Sydney West Martial Arts at home.
“There’s no place like home! It doesn’t matter where I am in the world, I can’t wait to get back home. I’m grateful for having an amazing partner and two amazing kids. They all help me so much” Arlene told the Jordan Springs Gazette.
Blencowe lists winning two world boxing championships and getting the opportunity to be the main event fight in Bellator and fight for the world title last year (losing controversially in a split decision) as some of her many career highlights. “I’ve tested myself in every possible way as a person and an athlete throughout my almost 10-year career.
I could write a book on all my experiences and lessons I’ve learnt” said Arlene.
For now, Arlene has no plans for her next fight, although she is keeping her eye on a bout between two fighters in her division in December. She’ll continue to train locally for her next fight. “I enjoy doing my runs around the lake. I’ve mapped out a few different runs around Jordan Springs, depending on the purpose of the run. It’s perfect” she ended.
^Arlene preparing for her Bellator fight | Image: Lucas Noonan