Cris Cyborg edges closer to UFC Title fight with Ronda Rousey

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A dream Superfight between Invicta Featherweight Champion Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino and the UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is looking like it could become a reality.

This fight has been in the works for almost four years. The only stipulation by the UFC is that the fight has to take place at 135lbs, a weight Cyborg has never fought at. 

On Saturday night at the Invicta 14 Post Fight Press Conference, the Invicta President Shannon Knapp announced that Cyborg would be fighting her next fight at 140lbs. The fight is due to happen at Invicta 15 in November. The opponent or exact date has yet to be determined, but there will be plenty of eyes on this one. 


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Whoever the opponent will be, Cyborg will be an overwhelming favourite. Cyborg (14-1, 1 no contest) has not lost a fight since her pro debut in 2005 against Erica Paes. Cyborg though, already cuts a lot of weight to make the 145lbs mark.

If Cyborg dominates her next opponent like she has done her previous foes in the last few years it will send a scary message to Rousey.

If however, Cyborg misses weight or looks inferior at the new weight the fight will lose all intrigue. Rousey is insisting on 135lbs even though she has fought at 145lbs before because she doesn't want to give Cyborg any more advantages after she failed a drug test in 2011.

The test she failed resulted in her win being overturned to a no contest. Let's hope Cyborg makes weight and wins impressively. 

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