Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (21-2) has more than many reasons to be one of the happiest females in the world right now.
The 34-year-old has signed the biggest contract in women’s mixed martial arts history yesterday with Bellator MMA. Cyborg, who was kicked off of UFC a month ago, has found a new home with Bellator. Scott Coker, the President of the company, and Justino have worked together before in Strikeforce before the Brazilian signed with Invicta FC in 2013.
Welcome to the family. pic.twitter.com/BQM29cCUP3
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) September 3, 2019
“I have worked with countless athletes over my thirty-plus years of promoting combat sports, but there is no one quite like ‘Cyborg’,” Scott Coker said.
“Her ability to excite the crowd from the moment she makes her walk to the cage is special, and having had the pleasure of promoting several of her fights in the past, I am looking forward to the opportunity of promoting her once again. ‘Cyborg’ is the most dominant female fighter in the history of the sport and she will be a perfect fit here at Bellator, where champion Julia Budd and the other women that make up best female featherweight division in the world have eagerly awaited her arrival.”
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) July 13, 2019
Details about her first fight under the Bellator banner are yet to be announced, as the word on the street is that Cyborg’s welcoming party will be hosted by Julia Budd.