The UFC’s newly created featherweight division received a major jolt Friday. Cris “Cyborg” Justino vacated her Invicta championship and plans to make a run at the UFC belt held by Germaine de Randamie.
Invicta president Shannon Knapp confirmed the news, first reported by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Twitter, to Yahoo Sports.
Cris Cyborg has officially vacated her Invicta 145 title and wants to fight GDR to fight for the UFC belt in July in Anaheim. More to come.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 25, 2017
“Cris is a tremendous athlete and has been a great champion,” Knapp told Yahoo Sports. “We are sad to see her go, but we wish her much success. She will always have a special place here at Invicta.”
Neither Justino nor UFC president Dana White could be reached for comment on Friday, but Justino’s addition will instantly drive upRead More »from 'Cyborg' vacates Invicta title, plans to pursue UFC featherweight belt