Cris “Cyborg” Justino is scheduled to confront Leslie Smith at Bellator 259 on Could 21, and even while the two have confronted off prior to, with Cyborg walking absent the victor, each women of all ages are effectively conscious that neither is the similar fighter they were being six a long time in the past.
The very last time the two fought was at UFC 198 in 2016 and there was no title on the line but now, the Bellator Featherweight title about her midsection, Cyborg explained to media at Bellator 255 she is “really happy” to be facing Smith. She included, “I know we combat (sic) before, six decades in the past but we are superior fighters now. And, for certain it is heading to be a terrific struggle for all people.”
Smith seemed to have the similar take, especially considering that she was on the shedding conclusion back then. Since Smith won her last two fights in the UFC ahead of likely to Bellator and is at this time 2-1 with the marketing. She is now the quantity four ranked featherweight according to the newly produced Official Bellator fighter rankings.
“I’ve been wanting this struggle, I asked for this combat,” Smith advised the media and said what’s diverse this time is, “in a rematch, the person who won is like. ‘Yeah, what is up I received.’ The man or woman who did not acquire, they’re the kinds studying the tape, saying ‘How can I modify this? What can I do? What can I do otherwise? And I have certainly completed that with my team.”
Cyborg’s past title defense was towards the range 3 rated Arlene Blencowe who Smith shed a final decision to at Bellator 233. Cyborg defeated Blencowe in the next round at Bellator 249 so judging by the rankings, it would seem Bellator has set a clear route for the Women’s Featherweight Winner, no subject who that is appear Could 21.
How do you imagine this rematch will go?