Cyborg/Nunes In the Works for July
Two champions squaring off is a rare sight in the UFC, but that may be in the works for this July’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas as women’s featherweight & bantamweight champions Cris Cyborg & Amanda Nunes are rumored to be in the works for the promotion’s annual super-card.
Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), the UFC’s women’s featherweight champion, late Monday night posted on her social media accounts that she has agreed to a showdown with women’s bantamweight champion (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for this summer at the UFC’s International Fight Week pay-per-view in Las Vegas.
While the event hasn’t been formally announced yet by the UFC with a date or event number, Cyborg said it will be UFC 226, and presumably will take place at T-Mobile Arena on July 7.
“I have agreed to fight Amanda Nunes Leoa July 7th in Las Vegas as part of #UFC226 and #InternationalFightWeek,” Cyborg posted on Facebook, along with a Photoshopped image of her facing off with Nunes – albeit a fairly well done one. “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!”
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