Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg will make her next featherweight championship defense against Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271.
The bout will headline the Nov. 12 event, which is slated for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The card will air on Showtime. Bellator president Scott Coker revealed the booking on “The MMA Hour.”
Justino claimed the 145-pound belt with a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd at Bellator 238 in January 2020. Since then, “Cyborg” has defended the crown with a second-round submission of Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249 and a five-round TKO of Leslie Smith at Bellator 259. The 36-year-old Brazilian has lost just twice in 27 professional outings.
Kavanagh is currently on a two-fight winning streak in Bellator MMA. After stopping Olga Rubin in the second round at Bellator 234, she outpointed Katharina Lehner in her most recent appearance at Bellator Milan in October 2020. Kavanagh is just 4-4 under the Bellator banner, with losses to “Cyborg” victims Smith and Blencowe on her resume.
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