The main event of Bellator 259 will headline the fight between the Bellator women’s Featherweight champion and number one ranked pound for pound Bellator women fighter, Cris Cyborg defending her title in a rematch against number 4th ranked Bellator Featherweight fighter, Leslie Smith. Here is the Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith 2 Preview and Prediction.
Bellator 259: Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith 2 Preview
Cris Cyborg is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in women’s MMA. She is the only fighter in MMA history, male or female to hold world championships across four major martial arts promotions of the world.
Cyborg made a name for herself in UFC by defeating Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 and becoming the UFC women’s featherweight champion. Cris Cyborg was undefeated in UFC until she faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 and lost her title.
She fought one more fight in UFC after that against Felicia Spencer and after that, she joined Bellator and became the face of Bellator women’s. Cyborg won the Bellator Featherweight title in her first fight against Julia Budd on Bellator 238.
This is going to be Cyborg’s second title defense and she’ll be facing a familiar face standing in front of her.
Leslie Smith is also one of the names that got fame from UFC. She is a UFC veteran who has fought many UFC superstars. Smith also faced Cyborg on UFC 198 but Cyborg knocked her out in the very first round of the fight.
Smith made her Bellator debut against Sinead Kavanagh on Bellator 224 and she is coming in this fight with her latest victory against Amanda Bell on Bellator 245. With this fight, Smith has an opportunity to take her revenge against Cyborg and win the Bellator women’s featherweight title.
Bellator 259: Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith 2 Prediction
The Bellator’s women Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is the heavy betting favorite in this fight with betting odds of -1429 in her favor against Leslie Smith who is stepping in this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +750 in her favor.
Cyborg has proven her worth against some of the biggest names in MMA and people believe this is going to be an easy title defense for her. Leslie Smith will also like to capitalize on this opportunity to the fullest and leave the ring with Bellator title around her waist.
Predicted Result: Cris Cyborg def Leslie Smith