Erin Blanchfield’s father gave her the moniker “Cold Blooded” because of her “cool demeanour” and “poker look” during conflicts.
The No. 10 rated women’s flyweight began learning jiu-jitsu at the age of seven, and at the age of 12, she made the decision that she wanted to fight professionally.
At UFC Fight Night 192, “Cold Blooded” made her UFC debut against Sarah Alpar, whom she defeated by unanimous decision. With a 4-0 promotional record in the UFC and a 10-1 overall MMA record, Blanchfield is presently unbeaten.
The main event of UFC Fight Night 219 will take place on February 18 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, featuring Erin Blanchfield vs. Jessica Andrade. The original matchup between “Cold Blooded” and No. 1-ranked Taila Santos at the competition was cancelled.
At UFC 281, Erin Blanchfield last faced “Meatball” Molly McCann. ‘Cold Blooded’ defeated the native of Liverpool by submission in the opening round thanks to a kimura. In her professional career, she has earned two knockout victories, three submission triumphs, and five decision triumphs.
Erin Blanchfield has her hands full with Jessica Andrade
Erin Blanchfield has had her hands full at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 219, whether it was with Taila Santos, who was originally supposed to be her opponent, or Jessica Andrade, who is now. Since joining the promotion, “Cold Blooded” has displayed skill, as she has defeated her previous two opponents by submission.
It is a tall order for any No. 10 rated fighter to face the top five in the category, but it is precisely these occasions that offer a chance to shine. Blanchfield’s reputation would improve and she might become a title contender if she defeats Jessica Andrade.
Nonetheless, the question of how she will fare versus “Bate Estaca” still lingers.
In the flyweight and strawweight divisions, Andrade is regarded as one of the most dreaded and powerful strikers. She has only suffered defeats to elite rivals like Joanna Jdrzejczyk, Zhang Weili, Valentina Shevchenko, and Rose Namajunas. She also has a strong background in grappling, having trained in jiu-jitsu with Gilliard Paraná and earning a black belt.
The women’s strawweight championship was formerly held by the seasoned veteran Jessica Andrade. 33 matches later, she has nine knockouts, eight submission victories, and seven decision victories to her credit. She has won her previous three fights via knockout, submission, and decision. Currently on a three-fight winning streak.
When confronted with the actual “piledriver,” which is the English translation of Andrade’s battle moniker, Blanchfield will need to maintain her composure and stay loyal to her namesake. The winner of this fight, or even both of them, could receive a bonus.