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Cris Cyborg eyes competing one day at 155 against Kayla Harrison

'This is one dream that could come true'

Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has PFL women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison in her sights at lightweight.

Cyborg, 35, defeated Julia Budd in January 2020 for the Bellator title and her fourth major promotional world title. She defended it last October by finishing Arlene Blencowe.

On a recent podcast, Cyborg discussed the prospect of facing Harrison at 155 pounds, which would be her first bout at that weight.

“I would like to go to 155,” Cyborg explained to James Lynch. “Before I retire, I want to help build the division and if she is young, let’s see if she would like to do a match, one real match for her … I’ve never had the opportunity. All the people told me go below, below, below. For me, I walk 170, 175 … I never had the chance. This is one dream that could come true.”

Harrison, 30, competed for Invicta in 2020 as the PFL cancelled its season. She finished Courtney King at Invicta FC 43 in November. A second fight with Jozette Cotton at Titan FC 66 in December was cancelled when Cotton was hospitalized with weight-cut complications.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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