Arlene Blencowe is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Her mother hails from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija and that makes her 50 per cent Filipino.
What makes an MMA fighter dangerous is that the artist has undergone training not only in boxing, but also in karate, tae kwon do, judo, muay thai, ju jitsu and wrestling.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.
Blencowe says she is “a former two time world champion, currently ranked No. 9 welterweight in boxing, also ranked no. 4 in the world as a featherweight in MMA and have just recently signed to one of America’s largest MMA promotions — Bellator, being the first Australian to do so.”
In MMA competitions, victory is based on the judge’s decision, submission or knockout. A competitor’s corner man can also decide the outcome of the match and so can the match doctor if the competitor is injured to an extent that he/she can no longer fight properly.
Ms Blencowe lives 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie but travels to Penrith every fortnight for intense training with her coach. The family has been in Australia for 31 years.
She is in facebook as Arlene ‘Angerfist’ Blencowe, if anyone is interested in meeting her. But let this serve as a warning. Don’t mess with her. She’s friendly but dangerous.