Bellator 271 post-event facts: Cris Cyborg leads Bellator champs in defenses

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Cris Cyborg continued her reign of terror on Friday with another dominant title defense against Sinead Kavanagh in the Bellator 271 main event.

Cyborg (25-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) recorded her third consecutive defense when she stopped Kavanagh (7-5 MMA, 4-5 BMMA) by knockout just 92 seconds into the headliner, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

For more on the numbers, check below for 35 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 271.

Event stats

Betting favorites went 9-2 on the card.

Betting favorites improved to 11-5 in Bellator main events this year.

Total fight time for the 11-bout card was 1:54:43.

Cris Cyborg vs. Sinead Kavanagh

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Cyborg’s three consecutive Bellator title defenses are most among current champions.

Cyborg’s four-fight Bellator winning at women’s featherweight is the second-longest active streak in the division behind Leah McCourt (five).

Cyborg’s four stoppage victories in Bellator women’s featherweight competition are tied with Arlene Blencowe for most in divisional history.

Cyborg’s three knockout victories in Bellator women’s featherweight competition are tied for third-most in divisional history behind Blencowe (four).

Cyborg has earned 20 of her 25 career victories by knockout.

Cyborg has earned all four of her Bellator victories by stoppage.

Kavanagh fell to 3-4 since she moved up to the Bellator women’s featherweight division.

Kavanagh has suffered both of her career stoppage losses due to strikes.

Linton Vassell def. Tyrell Fortune

Linton Vasell

[autotag]Linton Vassell[/autotag] (21-8 MMA, 10-5 BMMA) improved to 3-1 since he moved up to the heavyweight division in March 2019.

[autotag]Tyrell Fortune[/autotag] (11-2 MMA, 11-2 BMMA) Fortune suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Aaron Pico def. Justin Gonzales

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[autotag]Aaron Pico[/autotag] (9-3 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) improved to 9-2 since he dropped to the featherweight division in September 2017.

Pico’s five-fight Bellator winning streak at featherweight is tied for the third-longest active streak in the division behind A.J. McKee (18) and Jay Jay Wilson (seven).

Pico earned the first decision victory of his career.

[autotag]Justin Gonzales[/autotag] (12-1 MMA- 1-1 BMMA) had his 12-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeated of his career.

Arlene Blencowe def. Pam Sorenson

Arlene Blencowe

[autotag]Arlene Blencowe[/autotag]’s (15-8 MMA, 8-4 BMMA) eight victories in Bellator women’s flyweight competition are second-most in divisional history behind Julia Budd (eight).

[autotag]Pam Sorenson[/autotag] (9-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) has suffered three of her four career losses by decision.

Steve Mowry def. Rakim Cleveland

Steve Mowry

[autotag]Steve Mowry[/autotag]’s (10-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) six-fight Bellator winning streak at heavyweight is tied with Valentin Moldavsky for the longest active streak in the division.

Mowry’s six victories in Bellator heavyweight competition are tied for third-most in divisional history behind Cheick Kongo (13) and Fortune (11).

Mowry has earned all 10 of his career victories by stoppage.

Mowry’s six stoppage victories in Bellator heavyweight competition are tied for second-most in divisional history behind Fortune (eight).

Mowry’s four submission victories in Bellator heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.

[autotag]Rakim Cleveland[/autotag] (22-14-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered eight of his nine career stoppage losses by submission.

Bruna Ellen def. Disree Yanez

Bruna Ellen

[autotag]Bruna Ellen[/autotag] (6-3 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) has earned all four of her Bellator victories by decision.

[autotag]Desiree Yanez[/autotag] (5-4 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) has suffered both of her Bellator losses by decision.

Roman Faraldo def. Robert Turnquest

Roman Faraldo

[autotag]Roman Faraldo[/autotag] (6-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has earned all six of his career victories by knockout.

Cody Law def. Colton Hamm

Cody Law

[autotag]Cody Law[/autotag] (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) has earned four of his five career victories by stoppage.

Law’s five-fight Bellator winning streak at featherweight is tied for the third-longest active streak in the division behind McKee (18) and Wilson (seven).

[autotag]Colton Hamm[/autotag] (4-4 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered all four of his career losses by knockout.

Valerie Loureda def. Taylor Turner

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[autotag]Valerie Loureda[/autotag] (4-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) has two of her four career victories by decision.

[autotag]Taylor Turner[/autotag] (5-8 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) suffered the first decision loss of her career.

Ethan Hughes def. Mahmoud Sebie

Ethan Hughes

[autotag]Ethan Hughes[/autotag] (3-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) has earned all three of is career victories by stoppage.

[autotag]Mahmoud Sebie[/autotag] (3-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) had his three-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

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