With an undefined future in MMA, Cris Cyborg confirms his return to the boxing ring in April

Undefeated in the noble art, Cyborg faces Widnelly Figueroa in Wisconsin, United States, on April 27

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Chris Cyborg (right) attacks Simone Silva (left). Photo: José Tramontin

Bellator featherweight champion and women's MMA legend, Chris Cyborg The next fight of his career has already been decided, and it won't be in the PFL decagon yet. Last Tuesday night (3), the Brazilian announced that she will return to the boxing ring on April 27, in Wisconsin, in the United States.

The opponent chosen for the fourth boxing match of Chris Cyborg, who is undefeated in the noble art with three victories, will be the American Widnelly Figueroa, who has two defeats in two fights in professional boxing.


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“I was hoping to face Larissa pacheco in June, which would give me limited dates to pursue a boxing match. Figueroa is a tough opponent who has been in the ring with Olympic boxers with much more experience than me. I have been training hard and I hope to continue showing the improvements I have made in my boxing skills,” wrote Cyborg in an official statement.

Chris Cyborg She has won three in three fights since she debuted in professional boxing in September 2022. In January of this year, the Brazilian scored her first knockout with big gloves and hopes that this will become routine from now on.


“I want to prove to boxing people that my knockout power in MMA can translate into knockout power with big gloves. I'm working on my techniques so that I can deliver the type of fight that the fans want to see. I want to bring excitement to women’s boxing like I did with MMA,” said the Bellator champion.

Bellator featherweight champion, Chris Cyborg has seven consecutive victories in MMA, including five title defenses, the last of which was over Zingano cat in October last year. The tendency is for Curitiba's next challenge in mixed martial arts to be against her compatriot Larissa pacheco, current PFL champion.

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