Cris Cyborg, a UFC women’s featherweight champion, originally asking the UFC to instead line her up with an actual 145-pound fighter rather than another 135-pound opponent, as she wasn’t interested in facing Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a 145-pound super-fight, the featherweight champion appears to have changed her mind.
Cyborg announced on her social media that she has agreed to face Nunes at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7, but notes that she is waiting on her management to strike a deal with the UFC and her opponent to make this bout happen. Now we just have to hope the details can be worked out.
“I have agreed to fight @amanda_leoa July 7th in Las Vegas as part of #UFC226 and #InternationalFightWeek. I am now waiting for my manager to work with the @ufc on a bout agreement so we can make #CyborgVNunes #TheSuperFight official. #CyborgNation us versus them!”
Cyborg last fought on December 30th, defeated former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm in her first official title defense in the main event of UFC 219.
Amanda Nunes, a bantamweight champ has already said that she is open to the step up in weight class to challenge Cyborg and UFC brass, Dana White has also expressed his interest. This super fight with Cris Cyborg would undoubtedly be the most lucrative fight she could sign to participate in.
Nunes won the bantamweight title at UFC 200 in July 2016, “Lioness” stormed past then-champion Miesha Tate to seize the throne.