Cris Cyborg Says She’s Fighting Amanda Nunes Next

It looks like the UFC have just lined up another superfight, with women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes both claiming that they are going to be fighting each other, but there’s still some debate as to when it’s actually going to go down.

“I agreed for second time, fight Amanda Nunes September 8 #UFCdallas #UFC228 my last fight was 4 months ago. I’m ready to fight,” Cyborg wrote on Twitter.

“Let’s go, [Nunes], you called me out now you have to handle it!”

However, Nunes has since posted a message of her own, which also included a photo of her signing the bout agreement.

“Waiting on you. @criscyborg #ufc232 December 29 🦁” ‘The Lioness’ wrote.

So, Cyborg thinks the fight is happening at UFC 228 in September, while Nunes is claiming it’s happening at UFC 232 in December.

Whether that’s just an honest mistake on one of their parts or there is some conflict over when the fight will be is unclear at this stage.

Cyborg is currently coming off a win over Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 in March, which extended her stellar career record to 20-1 (+1nc), including five wins inside the Octagon to date.

Meanwhile, Nunes earned a TKO victory over Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in May, which puts her overall record at 16-4, including a 9-1 run in the Octagon.

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