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Cris Cyborg eyes quick turnaround, Cat Zingano after quick KO win at Bellator 271 – MMA Root

Cris Cyborg eyes quick turnaround, Cat Zingano after quick KO win at Bellator 271

The rumor around the mixed martial arts (MMA) water cooler right now is a possible super fight between the reigning Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion and the punching machine, Cris Cyborg, taking on the pickup phenomenon. million dollar check from PFL, Kayla Harrison.

Harrison is a free agent, but she and her management team are receiving multiple offers, which means Scott Coker and company will have to get it right if they want to land the Olympic gold-medal shark, which has yet to taste defeat in 12 professional fights.

As for Cyborg, coming off a lightning-fast knockout win over Sinead Kavanagh a Bellator 271, he still has several other options to keep her busy before a potential showdown against the judo specialist comes to the negotiating table, specifically a possible title defense against former UFC stablemate Cat Zingano.

“I don’t choose who I want to fight, but you threw that away and if it happens, it happens,” Cyborg said in an interview with MMA Junkie. “Cat Zingano is a great fight. The girl beat Amanda Nunes, the last to beat Amanda Nunes, and she’s undefeated at Bellator, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to fight her. “

“It’s good when I have a quick change,” Cyborg said. “Just get some rest and then go back to training. It’s very nice, it’s a long camp, but I train every day. So if I train every day, it’s not just training for camp. I train every day, so when it’s close to the fight, I just make a plan on how the fight is going to work out, the game plan for the fight. “

Zingano and Cyborg never crossed paths within the UFC octagon, but now that both women are thriving under the Bellator banner, it’s time to put the wheels in motion for this potential fight.

Zingano is ranked No. 2 right now and is on a two-game win streak. Arlene Blencowe, who is ranked No. 1, might get in the way, but she already failed in her attempt to dethrone Cyborg from the 145-pound throne a year ago, so throwing a fresh face and fists at Cyborg seems like the move. logical. take.

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