Finally! Cris Cyborg announces opponent for her return to MMA: 'Contract signed'

The Bellator featherweight champion revealed that she will face her compatriot Larissa Pacheco, however, she did not announce the date or location of the confrontation

Cris Cyborg is the Bellator featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@bellatormma

Chris Cyborg is the Bellator featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@bellatormma

After much criticism and complaints, it seems that Chris Cyborg e Larissa pacheco they will finally face each other. On her YouTube channel, the Bellator featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg) revealed that she has already signed a contract to face her compatriot and that the date and location of the fight will soon be revealed.

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“I just signed the contract for my next fight. It will be against the champion Larissa pacheco. I'm very excited. It's something I've been waiting for. I can't say the date or anything, but I tell you that I just signed the contract. I know it took a while, but it's God's time. I will be ready and it will be a great fight”,


At 29 years old, Larissa was the featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg) of the 2023 PFL season. The athlete from Pará is experiencing the best moment of her career with 10 consecutive victories and has a record of 23 triumphs and four setbacks as a sports professional.

At 38 years old, Cyborg is one of the most experienced athletes in the history of women's MMA. The Curitiba native is a former Strikeforce, Bellator, Invicta and UFC champion and has a record in the sport of 27 wins and just two losses, to Amanda nunes and for Erica Nunes, in her debut in the sport, in the distant year of 2005.


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