Erin Blanchfield
Cold Blooded

USA

Dominates in UFC debut
FlyweightUFC
September 18, 2021
Blanchfield defeated Sarah Alpar via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Blanchfield's UFC debut was a walk in the park. In complete control from bell-to-bell, Blanchfield landed 198 total strikes, compared to just 45 from Alpar. She also connected on all three of her takedown attempts in addition to piling up 9:43 worth of control time. They are stunning numbers for a 15-minute bout and serve to emphasize just how dominant Blanchfield looked. A win over Alpar means little in the long run, but everything in Blanchfield's background suggests she's a high-level prospect. Just 22 years of age, Blanchfield's lone professional defeat came via split decision against fellow UFC fighter Tracy Cortez back in their Invicta days in early 2019.
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New fight booked for September
FlyweightUFC
May 20, 2021
Blanchfield is set to take on Sarah Alpar at UFC 266 on September 18, Nolan King of MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Both Blanchfield and Alpar had their most recent fights canceled due to circumstances out of their control and will now match up with one another in a few months. At just 22 years old, Blanchfield will be making her UFC debut and is considered one of the top up-and-coming fighters in the flyweight division. She'll have a five-inch reach advantage over her opponent as she looks to start off her UFC career on a high note with a win.
Won't be fighting Saturday
FlyweightUFC
April 9, 2021
Blanchfield will not be fighting at UFC Vegas 23 on Saturday after the Nevada Athletic Commission removed the fight since her opponent, Norma Dumont, was 3.5 pounds overweight, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Blanchfield just signed with the UFC last week and was ready to step in on short notice to fight Dumont after her initial opponent had to withdraw from the fight. Dumont has 3.5 pounds overweight for her second straight weigh-in. The first time she was forced to forfeit 30 percent of her purse, but now the Nevada Athletic Commission is scrapping the fight altogether. Blanchfield's team was still willing to go on with the fight but will now have to wait to make her UFC debut which could now likely come at some point over the summer.
Making UFC debut April 10
FlyweightUFC
April 1, 2021
Blanchfield signed with the UFC on Thursday and will make her promotional debut April 10 in Las Vegas, taking on Norma Dumont in a bantamweight fight, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Considered one of the top prospects in the 125-pound division, the 21-year-old Blanchfield will move up to the bantamweight ranks to take on Dumont as a short-notice replacement for Bea Malecki, who withdrew from the matchup, Blanchfield, who boasts a 6-1-0 career record, plans to move back down to the flyweight division after the fight.