Cris Cyborg Still Wants Rematch With Amanda Nunes
Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg continues to hold out hope for a rematch with UFC “champ-champ” Amanda Nunes.
Cyborg and Nunes shared the Octagon back on December 29, 2018. Going into the bout, Cyborg hadn’t lost a fight since May 17, 2005. Nunes stunned the combat sports world by scoring a knockout victory in 51 seconds to become the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.
After defeating Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision, Cyborg ended up signing with Bellator. She defeated Julia Budd via fourth-round TKO to become the Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion.
During an interview with TMZ Sports, Cyborg said she still hopes for a rematch against Nunes through cross-promotion (via BJPenn.com).
“She’s going to fight her next one against Megan Anderson, probably she gonna be training. I know everybody wants to see this fight. Let’s make this fight happen. I don’t have the opportunity for the rematch before. But in the future, it’s something I’d like to do. The best promoter is the best fights the fans would like to watch. Let’s wait and see what’s going to happen. We’re open for that. Scott Coker said we’re wide open for that. It’s just the other side that has to agree.”
Cyborg is set to put her championship on the line against Arlene Blencowe this Thursday night, October 15. The title fight will headline UFC 249 inside an empty Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
As for Nunes, she expected to defend her UFC Women’s Featherweight Title on December 12. She’ll collide with Megan Anderson. The bout is expected to be featured on the UFC 256 card.