Cris Cyborg’s will put her title on the line next month.
Bellator president Scott Coker announced on Wednesday’s edition of The MMA Hour that Cyborg will put her featherweight title on the line against Sinead Kavanagh in the main event of Bellator 271. The event takes place Nov. 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. and will air on Showtime.
Cyborg will look to make her third successful title defense since coming over from the UFC in 2019. The 36-year-old captured the championship in her first promotional appearance when she stopped Julia Budd in the fourth round at Bellator 238 in January 2020. Since then, Cyborg has gone on to earn stoppage wins over Arlene Biencowe and Leslie Smith.
Kavanagh gets her first shot at Bellator gold in her ninth promotional appearance. The SBG Ireland 145er enters the bout on back-to-back victories — a unanimous decision win over Katharina Lehner at Bellator Euro Series 9 in October, and a second-round TKO of Olga Rubin at Bellator 234.