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Cris Cyborg: Bellator featherweight champion plots boxing bout

Bellator champion Cris Cyborg is targeting a boxing bout after being ringside for Katie Taylor's win against Amanda Serrano in New York. Cyborg, 36, is fresh from a fourth defence of her Bellator featherweight title and is keen on a new challenge. Widely considered one of the MMA's greatest female...
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Kayla Harrison issues challenge to Cris Cyborg: ‘If you’re not scared and you’re not running, come fight me here’

Kayla Harrison is getting tired of all the talk about Cris Cyborg. For nearly a year, the MMA world has been abuzz with talk of a potential superfight between the two-time Olympic gold medalist and Bellator’s current featherweight champion, with things reaching a fever pitch at the end of 2021 when Harrison’s contract with the PFL expired. After a tumultuous free agency that saw Harrison court offers from multiple organizations, in the end, the PFL exercised its right to match and retained the services of Harrison for the foreseeable future, shutting down the possibility of the Cyborg fight, at least for now. And as a result, Harrison is tired of talking about the fight.
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Cris Cyborg planning for her next fight to be in boxing, says Jake Paul undercard would be ‘perfect’

Cris Cyborg is looking to step into the squared circle for her next fight. In April, Cyborg successfully defended her featherweight title with a unanimous decision win over Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 279. The win was Cyborg’s fourth straight title defense under the Bellator banner and her second defense against Blencowe, having submitted the Australian fighter back in 2020. So now, with Cyborg effectively lapping the division, the featherweight champion wants to branch out to the realms of boxing for her next fight.
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Cris Cyborg believes a fight against Ronda Rousey was ‘never the goal’ for the UFC

Cris Cyborg believes the UFC was never actually interested in setting up a fight between her and Ronda Rousey. Cyborg and Rousey are arguably the two biggest female stars in the history of MMA, and for many years, a fight between the two of them was viewed as one of the biggest fights possible in the entire sport. Unfortunately, there were some major hurdles in the way of making the fight happen, namely that the women competed in different organizations and in different weight classes. However, in 2016 it looked like things might finally change when Cyborg signed with the UFC, but it was all in vain as Rousey fought once more before retiring from the sport.

Kayla Harrison Knows She’ll Eventually Fight ‘Human’ Cris Cyborg

Kayla Harrison knows deep down that one day she’ll share the cage with Cris Cyborg. Harrison is a two-time PFL women’s lightweight tournament winner, and is undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career at 12-0. The 31-year-old Olympic gold medalist has drawn a lot of comparisons to the likes of former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.

Cris Cyborg remains atop the Bellator MMA rankings following Hawaii doubleheader

The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following Bellator 278 and 279, both of which went down last weekend (Fri., April 22 and Sat., April 23, 2022) inside Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the main event of Bellator 278, Liz Carmouche defeated Juliana Velasquez via controversial fourth-round stoppage to win the Flyweight title.