The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s featherweight champion, Cristiane Justino, has signed the deal with her old Strikeforce promoter, Scott Coker, following a record-breaking contract that brings “Cyborg” into Bellator MMA.
The Bellator president confirmed on Tuesday while stating that she inked the ‘biggest contract in women’s MMA history’.
“I have worked with countless athletes over my thirty-plus years of promoting combat sports, but there is no one quite like ‘Cyborg’,” Coker said in a statement. “Her ability to excite the crowd from the moment she makes her walk to the cage is special, and having had the pleasure of promoting several of her fights in the past, I am looking forward to the opportunity of promoting her once again.
“‘Cyborg’ is the most dominant female fighter in the history of the sport and she will be a perfect fit here at Bellator, where champion Julia Budd and the other women that make up best female featherweight division in the world have eagerly awaited her arrival.”
“I’m very excited to announce that I’m partnering with Scott Coker and Viacom and fighting in Bellator,” Cyborg continued. “You guys know I have a lot of girls I want to fight at 145 pounds and this means you’re going to have a lot of fights per year and I’m very happy about that!
“My goal is to be the only female fighter is holding four different major titles in the same division.”
It didn’t take long for the 34-year-old Brazilian to begin getting offers after she completed her contract with UFC by defeating Felicia Spencer this July.