Arlene Blencowe via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:36 of Round 2
Her first fight post-UFC proved that was still the case as she defeated Julia Budd via technical knockout to win the Bellator Women's Featherweight World Championship.
After setting up a debut bout with Budd, Coker made a title defense against Blencowe happen nine months later.
Blencowe had won three straight Bellator matches heading into Thursday's title fight and provided a solid opponent at 145 pounds.
The loss may knock Blencowe out of any title shots for some time, but it helped Bellator's marquee women's fighter continue proving she's one of the best in the world.