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Bantamweight In Cards For Cris Cyborg This Year

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According to those close to Cris Cyborg, the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion will make her bantamweight debut this December.

In a report by, both Cyborg’s manager and Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp stated that the fighter is expected to compete to close out 2014 at 135 pounds.

For Cyborg (12-1) to sign and fight for the UFC, she’ll need to make the weight limit, as the promotion only has two currently female divisions – bantamweight and the 115-pound strawweight.

Invicta FC debuts on UFC Fight Pass in September, with the December event also expected to stream online via the service.

Cyborg won the Invicta FC title last year with a fourth round TKO victory over Marloes Coenen. The 29-year-old won the Strikeforce title in 2009 when she finished Gina Carano in the main event of a CBS-televised card.

Many expected Cyborg to sign with the UFC and become an immediate challenger to Ronda Rousey’s title, but she declared 135 pounds an unsafe weight cut at that time. She was also managed by Tito Ortiz, who has since stepped down from that position.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    This will be the deteriorating factor, if she can make the weight and be dominate against whoever she is, then there’s no reason UFC shouldn’t sign her. Especially since she dropped Tito. However, if she misses weight, or looks sluggish and crappy, they won’t sign her and it’ll be most likely the end of all talk

  • Dufresne says:

    I hope she makes the weight and gets signed to the UFC. I want to know who is really better, Cyborg or Ronda? Or maybe Holm?

  • hindsightufuk says:

    and are they reaaaally gonna sign Gina Carano? Seriously?
    she was good in her time, no disrespect, but 5 years without a pro fight, likely very little mma training, and the fact that she looks like she’d struggle to make 185 let alone 135 these days.
    in fact i think she only managed to make the 135 weight once in her career.
    i can see her getting tooled by pretty much anyone on the UFC roster

  • hindsightufuk says:

    also, after hearing all of the disrespectful shite Dana has been spouting the last year or so about Cyborg, i hope she makes it, makes it clean, and wipes that fat tongued smirk off that ignorant bald head of his.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Yep I would love to see Cyborg make it and crush some ladies in the UFC, then finally fight Rousey, after all the ducking Rousey has done and that includes droping out of Cyborgs weight class in Strikeforce the second they were going to be matched up. Still at this point I do not think Cyborg wins but it should be a heck of a fight.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    By the way that was suppose to be determining factor, not sure why it put deteriorating..

    I agree with hindsight on Gina, she was absolutely awesome in the day, before she went to American Gladiators, and is always lovely to look at. But 5 yrs out, and doing no training, obviously no hard training since she’s gotten bigger. Plus the one time she was suppose to fight, she was cleared to fight then literally 1 hr before her match she claimed her ‘drs’ told her she couldn’t fight, when no report like that was made.

    I also agree that I want to see Dana eat a large bowl of crow by having to sign Cyborg and seeing her just wade through the entire division, we should start a pool now, does Ronda drop weight and force the UFC to make a 125 class?

  • Dufresne says:

    does Ronda drop weight and force the UFC to make a 125 class?

    I don’t think even Ronda has enough pull to get another women’s division added at this point. Especially with this strange partnership/relationship/thingy the UFC has with Invicta right now.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Speaking of Gina..Dana announced that if she signs with the UFC in the next week she will get an instant title shot against Ronda and will fight in December. Gina has never fought at 135..hasn’t fought in 5 yrs..had trouble making weight at 145..and hasn’t been training.


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