Even with the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) interrupting Bellator’s activities indefinitely, Cris Cyborg maintains plans to defend his featherweight title (up to 65.7 kg.) In September. The athlete believes that in the second semester the company will have resumed its calendar and suggested the opponent for the next challenge. The information was released in an interview with ‘Ag.Fight’.
“I’m not sure, nothing has been confirmed. But the girl’s name is Arlene Blencowe. She is from boxing and is one of the girls who are nearby to fight for the belt. It’s not sure, but I heard Scott (Coker, company president) say after my fight (in January) something like that, ”said Cris.
The curitibana said that her commitment was already part of the organization’s schedule for the end of the year. Even with the interruption of the company’s events, Cyborg says that, by the month suggested, Scott and his team will have returned to promote MMA shows.
“At first, before the pandemic happened, I was going to fight in September. Maybe these plans will continue, because, as the UFC is already doing an event, Bellator must surely return (soon) too. So, maybe the same plans will continue ”, he concluded.
The possible opponent of Cris debuted for Bellator in August 2015. For the company, the Australian has had nine clashes, winning six triumphs and suffering three setbacks. His last performance was in November of last year, when he beat ex-UFC Leslie Smith, at the judges’ decision, at Bellator 233.