According to Invicta FC, their featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will fight Cindy Dandois in a 140lb catchweight fight on January 16th in California.
However, not long after the fight was announced yesterday by the promotion as the co-main event of Invicta FC 15, ‘Cyborg’ rocked the boat by stating on social media by stating that the bout was not yet signed.
“It was not signed any agreement about this fight at 140. it’s been 3 times that are changing the date of event,” Cyborg wrote on Twitter.
Invicta FC later clarified that, “Cyborg is likely to fight Dandois but the fight is not confirmed.”
Cyborg has been planning to gradually cut down to 135lbs, starting with a fight at 140lbs, in a bid to finally put together a long talked about superfight with Ronda Rousey, but ‘Rowdy’s’ devastating loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 earlier this month threw a spanner in the works.
That means a money-spinning UFC 200 showdown that had been hinted at by Dana White is now almost certain to be off the table, and it remains to be seen whether that will affect Cyborg’s resolve to make the tough cut down to bantamweight which she’s had major reservations about doing in the past.
If her next Invicta FC fight does go ahead as planned then she’ll be facing an opponent with a 6-2 record, with Dandois having defeated the likes of Marloes Coenen and Sheila Gaff earlier in her career, and is currently 1-1 in the Invicta FC promotion so far.
For her part, Cyborg is 4-0 in the promotion to date and holds an overall 14-1 (+1nc) career record.