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Cris Cyborg, Cecilia Braekhus spark up interest for boxing match, Eddie Hearn chimes in

Cris Cyborg may finally get her wish to compete in a boxing ring.
Newly-crowned Bellator featherweight champion Cyborg collected another 145-pound title when she finished Julia Budd at Bellator 238, becoming …read more

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Bellator 238 Fight Night: Relive Cris Cyborg's historic evening

MMA history was made Jan. 25 in Inglewood, Calif.
On that night, Cris Cyborg became the first fighter in mixed martial arts history, regardless of gender, to earn championships in four …read more

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Miesha Tate Heaps Praise On Cris Cyborg Following Bellator Title Win

Miesha Tate is in awe of Cris Cyborg’s ability to adapt even at this stage of her career. Cris Cyborg made her UFC exit and went after Bellator gold. She …read more

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Arlene Blencowe calls for new Bellator champ Cris Cyborg: 'The fight I’ve always wanted'

Arlene Blencowe is hoping to get the first crack at newly minted Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.
Following Cyborg’s (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd at Bellator …read more

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What does Bellator do with Cris Cyborg? Four potential options after her title win

Cris Cyborg added another layer to her legacy to kick off 2020 when she claimed her fourth major promotional title by taking the Bellator women’s featherweight belt from Julia Budd.
Cyborg …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Raleigh & Bellator 238 fallout, Cris Cyborg’s latest title win, Curtis Blaydes’ future, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.
For this episode, José Youngs and Peter Carroll break down some of the top storylines in the …read more

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Bellator 238 video: Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd highlights

MMA history was made Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
On that night, Cris Cyborg became the first fighter in the sport’s history to win championships in four major …read more

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Julia Budd tops Cris Cyborg atop Bellator 238 disclosed fighters salaries

Cris Cyborg put on a stellar performance to defeat Julia Budd at Bellator 238, but she didn’t stand atop of the disclosed fighter payroll… the former Bellator champion did.
Cyborg was …read more

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Video: Scott Coker says Cris Cyborg’s longevity a product of work ethic

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters after Bellator 238 and gave his thoughts on the event and what’s in store next for Cris …read more

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Three potential opponents for Cris Cyborg’s first Bellator title defense

In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg was looking to become the Bellator featherweight champion as she was taking on Julia Budd.
It was Cyborg’s promotional debut, where a …read more

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Bellator 238 Medical Suspensions: Julia Budd Sits For 45 Days

The Bellator 238 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday night (Jan. 25), Bellator 238 took place inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the main event, Cris Cyborg captured …read more

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Bellator 238 Salaries: Julia Budd banks 100k more than Cris Cyborg

Julia Budd received $100,000 more for her performance at Bellator 238 than the woman that beat her for the title, Cris Cyborg.

The two main eventers went toe to toe for …read more

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Bellator 238 medical suspensions: Cris Cyborg gets minimum, Julia Budd grounded for TKO

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd is suspended for 45 days following her fourth-round TKO loss to new champ Cris Cyborg.
Cyborg received the minimum …read more

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Cris Cyborg says she’s happy in Bellator after feeling like a ‘slave’ in the UFC

Cris Cyborg is very happy to be fighting for Bellator.
Cyborg had a public falling out with the UFC after her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at The Forum. UFC president, …read more

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Bellator 238 Salaries: Julia Budd Earns More Than Cris Cyborg

The Bellator 238 salaries are in and the numbers might be surprising to some. In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg challenged Julia Budd for the women’s featherweight …read more

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show: Leon Edwards fight a turning point for Tyron Woodley

Daniel Cormier will discuss the uncertain UFC heavyweight division while Cris Cyborg will talk about her successful Bellator debut. …read more

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Bellator 238 salaries: Julia Budd tops new champ Cris Cyborg in disclosed pay

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Cris Cyborg may have taken the Bellator featherweight title this past Saturday, but Julia Budd took home a bigger paycheck – at least on paper. …read more

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Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd: round by round fight highlights (Bellator 238 video)

See the full round-by-round highlights and recap from Cris Cyborg’s career-defining victory over Julia Budd at Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg from Saturday’s event in Inglewood, Calif.
Cris Cyborg became the …read more

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show to feature Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg

Daniel Cormier will discuss the uncertain UFC heavyweight division while Cris Cyborg will talk about her successful Bellator debut. …read more

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Scott Coker Praises Cris Cyborg Following Bellator Title Win

Bellator president Scott Coker believes Cris Cyborg validated his opinion that she is the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time. Cyborg made her Bellator debut this past Saturday …read more

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4 biggest takeaways from Bellator 238: Darrion Caldwell impresses to set up A.J. McKee showdown

What mattered most at Bellator 238 in Inglewood? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Cris Cyborg’s big moment and what’s next
Cris Cyborg picked up her …read more

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Bellator 238 post-event facts: Cris Cyborg achieves MMA's first quadruple crown

The first Bellator event of the year unfolded Saturday with Bellator 238, which went down at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that streamed on DAZN following …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Bellator 238 fight highlights: Cris Cyborg knocks out Julia Budd to claim featherweight title

See the highlights and recap from Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg from Saturday’s event in Inglewood, Calif.

TRENDING > Cris Cyborg wins Bellator debut in devastating fashion becoming a four-promotion champion

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Video: Julia Budd talks about ‘mistakes’ in Cris Cyborg fight: ‘I’ll be back’

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Following her loss at Bellator 238, Julia Budd talks to the media about dropping her featherweight title to Cris Cyborg, the mistakes she made …read more

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Scott Coker says Arlene Blencowe could be next for Cris Cyborg

Bellator president Scott Coker says that the next opponent for new Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg could be Arlene Blencowe.
Cyborg dominated former champ Julia Budd at Bellator 238 to …read more

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Emotional Julia Budd: 'No excuses on my part' for title loss to Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Prior to Saturday night, Julia Budd was the only women’s featherweight champion Bellator has ever had.
When Budd (13-3 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) faced Cris Cyborg in the Bellator …read more

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Despite time and changes, Cris Cyborg remains an all-time purveyor of violence

Cris Cyborg attacks from full mount in her championship bout against Julia Budd at Bellator 238 on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One has to wonder how many …read more

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PHOTO | Cris Cyborg shows off her four MMA belts

New Bellator women’s featherweight Cris Cyborg took to social media to share a photo of herself posing with her four belts from major MMA promotions.
Cyborg dominated Julia Budd en route …read more

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Cyborg Felt Like ‘Slave’ With UFC

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Following her win of the 145 pound women’s title, Cris Cyborg contrasts working for Bellator versus the UFC. Cris Cyborg won her fourth major …read more

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Cris Cyborg felt like a ‘slave’ in the UFC, now she’s truly happy as Bellator champion

Cris Cyborg never wants to lose, but haunted by the memories of her tenure with the UFC, she’s a much happier person now as Bellator champion.
On Saturday night, Cyborg returned …read more

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Cris Cyborg reflects on historic fourth major championship won at Bellator 238: 'I feel blessed'

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — In case you haven’t noticed through the years, Cris Cyborg never has been one to brag or boast. Over the course of a 20-fight winning streak during …read more

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Bellator 238 in Tweets: Pros react to Cris Cyborg’s historic TKO

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg made her promotional debut and stunned the crowd at The Forum, handing Julia Budd her first …read more

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Cris Cyborg wins Bellator debut in devastating fashion becoming a four-promotion champion

The Cris Cyborg era at Bellator is underway in full force following Saturday night’s event in Inglewood, Calif.
Former featherweight champion Julia Budd gave a solid accounting of herself in the …read more

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Cyborg pummels Budd for historic 4th MMA title

In her Bellator debut, Cris Cyborg finished Julia Budd with a flurry of strikes in Round 3 on Saturday night to become the first fighter to win titles in the …read more

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Bellator 238 results: Cris Cyborg finishes Julia Budd, captures fourth promotional title

INGLEWOOD, Calif. –Cris Cyborg is now the first fighter, regardless of gender, to win major hampionships in in four different promotions in modern MMA history.
In her Bellator debut Saturday night, …read more

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Cyborg dominates Budd to win Bellator women’s FW title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg defeated Julia Budd by fourth round stoppage to win the women’s featherweight title. Cris Cyborg (21-2, …read more

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Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd full fight video highlights

Watch Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd full fight video highlights from Bellator 238’s main event above, courtesy of Bellator.
Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg took place Jan. 25 at The Forum …read more

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Twitter reacts to Cris Cyborg's title-winning TKO of Julia Budd at Bellator 238

Cris Cyborg became just the second women’s featherweight champion in Bellator history on Saturday when she dethroned Julia Budd of the title in the Bellator 238 headliner.
In her promotional debut, …read more

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Bellator 238 Results: Cris Cyborg TKO’s Julia Budd (Highlights)

Former UFC and Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg squares off with Julia Budd for the Bellator women’s featherweight title this evening in Inglewood, California.
Cyborg (21-2 MMA) was last seen in …read more

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Pros react after Cris Cyborg TKO’s Julia Budd at Bellator 238

Tonight in the blockbuster main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg challenged the organization’s featherweight champion, Julia Budd.
Cyborg announced her departure from the UFC in 2019 due to mounting tensions …read more

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Pros react to Cyborg’s vicious TKO of Budd at Bellator 238

Cris Cyborg finished Julia Budd via fourth round TKO at Bellator 238. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the fight. In classic Cris Cyborg fashion, the former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta …read more

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Cris Cyborg crushes Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO to become Bellator champion 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Cris Cyborg is a champion once again.
Following an unceremonious end to her UFC career, Cyborg wanted to make a good impression in her debut with …read more

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Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd full fight video highlights

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Watch highlights of Cris Cyborg’s Bellator MMA debut vs. Julia Budd. Cris Cyborg is once again a world champion.
Having previously won women’s featherweight titles in …read more

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Bellator 238 live blog: Budd vs. Cyborg

Julia Budd faces off with Cris Cyborg ahead of their featherweight championship main event bout at Bellator 238 in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg Results and Highlights

Bellator MMA is in Inglewood, California tonight for Bellator 238 which features the women’s featherweight title on the line as Julia Budd battles Cris Cyborg in the main event.
Budd (13-2) …read more

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Cris Cyborg happy with divorce from UFC and Dana White, excited for Bellator debut

Cris Cyborg spent three years under fighting in the Octagon under the UFC banner, but by the end of her tenure, it was clear that her time with the UFC …read more

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Julia Budd doesn’t consider Cris Cyborg the GOAT, hopes for ‘dream fight’ one day against Amanda Nunes

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Julia Budd may be the Bellator women’s featherweight champion, but she will be an underdog in her latest title defense.
On Saturday, Budd faces former UFC champion Cris …read more

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Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg predictions

Julia Budd and Cris Cyborg face off ahead of their featherweight championship main event bout at Bellator 238 on Saturday in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Julia …read more

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Bellator 238 Results: Budd vs. Cyborg

Julia Budd and Cris Cyborg will clash in the Bellator 238 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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Video: Julia Budd, Cris Cyborg up the intensity during final Bellator 238 faceoff

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The build is over. All that’s left is the fight.
That’s what Julia Budd and Cris Cyborg will do Saturday in the Bellator 238 headliner, with women’s featherweight …read more

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Bellator 238 odds: Cyborg massive favorite

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Check out the betting odds for the Bellator 238 card, where Cris Cyborg is favored to defeat featherweight champ Julia Budd in the main …read more

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Bellator 238 predictions: Is anyone picking champ Julia Budd to beat Cris Cyborg?

Budd
vs.
Cyborg
Borics
vs.
Caldwell
Archuleta
vs.
Corrales
Khashakyan
vs.
Pettis
Daniels
vs.
J. King
E. King
vs.
Knight

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 3-1

Cyborg
(57%)

Borics
(55%)

Archuleta
(79%)

Pettis
(82%)

Daniels
(62%)

Knight
(71%)

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 4-0
2017 Champion

Cyborg

Borics

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 4-0

Cyborg

Borics

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 3-1
2019 Champion*

Cyborg

Borics

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 3-1

Cyborg

Caldwell

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 3-1

Cyborg

Borics

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2020: 3-1

Cyborg

Borics

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 3-1

Cyborg

Caldwell

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 3-1
2014 Champion

Cyborg

Caldwell

Archuleta

Pettis

Daniels

Knight

Abbey …read more

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This Video Has Jedrzejczyk Fans Crapping Their Pants

UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang has 17 finishes in 20 wins, 10 of them by knockout, which ranks her alongside Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes as one of the most …read more

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Bellator 238: Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg weigh-in video

Cris Cyborg begins her Bellator career on Saturday in a Bellator 238 headlining bout with Julia Budd. Though many have long waited for Cyborg’s promotional debut at Bellator, it’s not …read more

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Cris Cyborg enters first Bellator fight with renewed focus

(Editor’s note: This story originally published in Friday’s print edition of USA TODAY.)
LOS ANGELES – The woman considered by many to be the greatest fighter in women’s MMA will attempt …read more

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Cris Cyborg looking to make history as MMA’s first ‘Grand Slam Champion’

Cris Cyborg knows she will go down as one of the greats but at Bellator 238 she can cement her legacy even more.
In the main event, Cyborg is making her …read more

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Bellator 238 | Pro fighters make their picks for Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg title fight

In the main event of Bellator 238, Julia Budd is looking to defend her featherweight title against Cris Cyborg who’s making her promotional debut. Heading into the fight, Budd is …read more

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Fourth promotional title would be reminder Cris Cyborg still belongs in GOAT conversation

In the eyes of many, the subject of the greatest of all-time in women’s mixed martial arts was settled on Dec. 30, 2018.
Make no mistake: Amanda Nunes earned as dominant …read more

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Julia Budd not intimidated by Cris Cyborg, ready for Bellator 238 spotlight

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — We’re not in Thackerville anymore, Toto.
No offense to the good people of Oklahoma, but Julia Budd has not only been dominant as Bellator featherweight champion over the …read more

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Coker: UFC Only Wanted Cyborg, Not Women’s Featherweight Division

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Despite having Cris Cyborg signed, and setting an entire season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) around the women’s Featherweight division, Ultimate …read more

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Cris Cyborg happy to be away from UFC, starting fresh in Bellator

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — For those who care about mixed martial arts history, Cris Cyborg’s main event against Julia Budd on Saturday at Bellator 238 is a fight to watch. If …read more

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Bellator champ Julia Budd: Beating Cris Cyborg ‘so important for my career’  

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – Bellator women’s featherweight champ Julia Budd talks about her upcoming fight against Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238 on Saturday at The Forum …read more

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Featherweight champ Julia Budd ready for anything against Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238

Though she only had one fight in 2019, Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd is nonetheless pleased with how her year turned out.
One of the main reasons why last year was …read more

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Bellator 238 pre-event facts: Cris Cyborg looks to end Julia Budd's dominant reign

The first Bellator event of the year goes down Saturday with Bellator 238, which takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that streams on DAZN …read more

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Cris Cyborg looks to etch her legacy in stone in Bellator debut

At Bellator 238, on Saturday, January 25, Cris Cyborg will challenge Julia Budd for the Bellator featherweight title. When she steps into the Bellator cage for the first time, Cyborg …read more

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Bellator 238: Make your predictions for Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator 238 event in Inglewood, Calif.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout …read more

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Cris Cyborg's plan: beat Julia Budd at Bellator 238, then grand prix in Japan

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Cris Cyborg has a plan.
The former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta featherweight champion, Cyborg (21-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) looks to add Bellator gold to her trophy case …read more

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Julia Budd Hopes To Make Statement Against Cris Cyborg At Bellator 238

Julia Budd wants to show Cris Cyborg that she runs the show at 145 pounds. On Jan. 25, Budd will put her Bellator women’s featherweight title on the line against …read more

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Julia Budd plans to remind debuting Cris Cyborg who runs division at Bellator 238

VANCOUVER – Julia Budd has no intention of rolling over for Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238.
Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) has controlled Bellator’s featherweight division with an iron fist since …read more

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Meet MMA’s Most Expensive Female Fighter

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who recently closed the book on her Octagon …read more

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Bellator’s Scott Coker: ‘Cyborg is the greatest female fighter of all time’

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Bellator president Scott Coker believes Cris Cyborg is the greatest female fighter of all time. Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was …read more

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Scott Coker Says Cris Cyborg ‘Is The Greatest Female Fighter Of All Time’

Bellator president, Scott Coker believes Cris Cyborg is the greatest female fighter of all time. Cyborg is the former Strikeforce, UFC and Invicta FC featherweight champion and us vying for …read more

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Coker Explains Why Cyborg Is Still The G.O.A.T.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Strikeforce, and Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is the greatest female fighter of all time, according to Bellator MMA …read more

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Cris Cyborg is ‘the greatest female fighter of all time,’ says Scott Coker

Bellator president Scott Coker says that Cris Cyborg is “the greatest female fighter of all time” ahead of her title fight against Julia Budd.
Cyborg has an incredible 21-2, 1 NC …read more

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Top-10 MMA fighters of the decade

Check out BJPenn.com‘s list of the top-10 MMA fighters of the decade, featuring the likes of Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Demetrious Johnson and Cris Cyborg.
The first thing to …read more

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