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Cris Cyborg proclaims PFL debut in opposition to Larissa Pacheco is lastly set: “It is taking place!”


Bellator girls’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is able to face Larissa Pacheco within the PFL.

Cris Cyborg, Larissa Pacheco

Many athletes have had their careers radically modified by the PFL’s choice to purchase Bellator final yr. Nonetheless, few have been extra impacted than the nice Cris Cyborg. The ladies’s featherweight champion final scored a knockout win over Cat Zingano in October at Bellator 300. Publish-fight, she confronted off with Leah McCourt, in what was anticipated to be her subsequent battle.

As an alternative, that bout with McCourt was bumped in favor of a long-awaited battle with Kayla Harrison. Nonetheless, the Judoka as an alternative headed to the UFC, and Cris Cyborg was then anticipated to face Larissa Pacheco. The previous PFL match winner is thought primarily for handing Harrison her first profession loss in 2022.

Final month, PFL founder Donn Davis introduced that Cris Cyborg vs. Larissa Pacheco was official for this summer time. Nonetheless, the Bellator champion shortly revealed that she by no means agreed to the competition. The announcement was seemingly one other instance of a miscommunication between Cyborg and her new MMA house.

Nonetheless, evidently no matter points the 2 sides had have now been ironed out. Earlier at the moment, Cris Cyborg took to X with a short publish, stating that her battle with Larissa Pacheco is lastly going to be taking place. Nonetheless, she declined to depart a date for the ladies’s featherweight contest.

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Cris Cyborg

(through Bellator MMA)

Cris Cyborg proclaims Larissa Pacheco PFL battle is formally taking place

“It’s taking place! @criscyborg x @lpacchec is subsequent @pflmma” – Cyborg wrote on X earlier at the moment.

The PFL card that includes Cris Cyborg vs. Larissa Pacheco is predicted to be the corporate’s biggest providing ever. The second a part of Donn Davis’ announcement earlier this yr concerning the girls’s conflict, was that Francis Ngannou can be dealing with Renan Ferreira in the primary occasion of the identical card.

‘The Predator’, very like Cris Cyborg, has been linked to a PFL debut for months. Ngannou was final knocked out by Anthony Joshua within the boxing ring final month and confirmed plans to return to MMA post-fight. For his promotional debut, he will probably be dealing with ‘Problema’, who knocked out Bellator champion Ryan Bader in February.

The PFL pay-per-view card can be anticipated to function the return of former kickboxing champion Cedric Doubme. The Frenchman suffered a controversial stoppage loss to Baissangour Chamsoudinov final month. As of now, the cardboard that includes Cris Cyborg and others lacks a date however is predicted for late summer time.

What do you make of this PFL battle announcement? Who do you could have profitable on this one? Cris Cyborg or Larissa Pacheco?

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