Cyborg-Spencer To Co-Headline UFC 240
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Cris Cyborg’s return to the Octagon will be a big one, as she and Felicia Spencer will act as the co-headlining fight for UFC 240 on July 27th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Cyborg has not fought since her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, being knocked out in the first round of their UFC featherweight title fight.
BREAKING: UFC is finalizing Cyborg Justino’s next bout, against former Invicta FC champion Felicia Spencer, UFC president Dana White tells @ESPN. Co-main event for UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton. Non-title bout. pic.twitter.com/kozQBX6qKs
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 29, 2019
Following her first loss in 14 years, Cyborg has been preparing for a return against Spencer who pulled off a shocking first round submission win over Megan Anderson at UFC Fight Night 152.
Prior to joining the UFC, Spencer was the featherweight champion for Invicta FC, winning six straight fights with three of them earning her performance bonuses.
The main event for UFC 240 will see the men’s featherweight division, as Max Holloway will defend his 145-pound title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.