Cris Cyborg has revealed that she would fight Kayla Harrison, if the PFL lightweight women’s champion ever joins the Bellator. Harrison has been running riot in women’s MMA ever since making her professional debut in June 2018. She has gone on a nine fight unbeaten streak, and is currently 9-0 in her professional MMA career.
She recently became the PFL champion, after beating Larissa Pacheco at PFL 10 in 2019. Her recent successful title defense against Mariana Morais at PFL 3 (2021), exemplified her power and talent, and had the whole world buzzing. She began grabbing more eyeballs, and got a lot of MMA big shots talking about her.
Former UFC featherweight champion and current Bellator Women’s Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg opened up on a possible fight with Kayla Harrison, if the Judoka ever joined the Bellator. Cyborg revealed that she would certainly take on Harrison, but it was up to her to defend her title until her PFL contract expires at the end of the year.
‘It’s gonna be amazing’ – Cris Cyborg
Speaking in an interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN MMA, Cyborg discussed a myriad of topics:
On fighting Harrison, Cyborg revealed, “It’s gonna be amazing. Let’s see if she finishes the year with a title. I can go up to 155, fight her.
Since Harrison’s contract expires at the end of the year, there is a possibility that Harrison moves to a better promotion, which possibly seems to be the Bellator. Speaking about taking on Harrison if she ever moves to the Bellator, Cyborg said, “Yeah maybe, you know? Maybe. If she is gonna be in the Bellator for sure, we can make this fight happen.”
Cris Cyborg might have been the GOAT had it not been for Amanda Nunes!
Cris Cyborg was just an unbelievable force in the UFC. She was literally unstoppable, ravaging any opponent coming her way. But at UFC 232 an unbeaten (in the UFC) Cyborg took on the GOAT Amanda Nunes. It hardly took Nunes a minute to finish Cyborg and hand her the first defeat in her UFC career. Cyborg also lost her featherweight title that day.
After that Cyborg moved to the Bellator in 2020. In just two fights she was able to claim the Bellator Women’s featherweight title.