‘Big News Soon’ – Bellator Star Cris Cyborg Teases Potential 2021 Fight

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December 31, 2020 10:45 am

Bellator featherweight world champion Cris Cyborg has something big in store for 2021. One of the most dominant female fighters on the planet, Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg, has held titles in every organization she has fought in. The Brazilian champion recently took to social media to give her fans a teaser of her big plans for 2021.

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Cris Cyborg excited for 2021

The Brazilian made her Bellator debut in 2020 following her release from the UFC. She would compete for the featherweight title in her first fight in the promotion against champion Julia Budd and proved her dominance by emerging victorious. Cyborg fought again in October as Bellator resumed its shows, defending her title against Arlene Blencowe.

Cris Cyborg is the only fighter on the planet to have claimed titles in four major MMA promotions. Happy with her new promotion, Cyborg took to social media to share her excitement with her fans.

“Big News Soon, 2021. New Year, New Goals. @BellatorMMA,” the Brazilian champion tweeted.

Although no longer in the UFC, Cyborg has had a great first year in her new promotion. She has regained her dominance after her crushing title loss to UFC queen Amanda Nunes. With victories over Felicia Spencer (in the UFC) as well as Budd and Blencowe, Cyborg is looking forward to 2021.

Possible Opponents for Cyborg

Bellator will look to strengthen its women’s 145-pound division in 2021. The dream rematch with Amanda Nunes has little to no chances of materializing because of Dana White’s vision of UFC being self-sufficient. However, Cat Zingano could be a possible opponent for the Brazilian. 

‘Alpha’ Cat moved to Bellator from the UFC just like Cyborg. However, unlike Cyborg, the American was inactive for the entirety of 2019 due to injury.

She returned to the Bellator cage this October and was able to get a unanimous decision win over Gabrielle Holloway in her first fight since 2018.

PFL star Kayla Harrison, who has been trying to get down to 145, can be another possible opponent for Cyborg. While not as experienced as the Brazilian, Harrison brings an Olympic pedigree to her game along with her physicality.

With Bellator president Scott Coker always keen to bring new match-ups through cross-promotions, don’t be surprised to see Cyborg take on Harrison in 2021.

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Keith Dsouza

Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India. Besides MMA, Keith is also well versed in Formula 1.

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