twitter google

Cris Cyborg Signs With Invicta FC, To Make Debut In April

Former Strikeforce women’s champion Cris Cyborg has signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta FC, and will debut for the promotion at Invicta FC 5 in April.

Cyborg (10-1) will meet Ediane Gomes, with the winner squaring off with another ex-Strikeforce champion, Marloes Coenen.

The bout will be part of the main card from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cris Cyborg, arguably the top pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, to our rapidly growing roster of world-class athletes,” said Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp. “Cris’ incredible performances in front of national TV audiences over the last few years have helped put women’s MMA on the radar of the masses.”

Cyborg was recently released from her UFC contract, as she cited a desire to compete at featherweight instead of bantamweight.

“I am excited to finally get back in the cage and to have the opportunity to fight for Invicta Fighting Championships, which has shown a tremendous amount of commitment to furthering the growth of women’s MMA,” said Cyborg. “I will be ready on April 5 for Ediane and I plan to dominate my competition as I’ve done in the past.”

Julia Budd, who was originally scheduled to face Gomes, will now meet Fiona Muxlow on the card.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

Event Date: December 12, 2014
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1

UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic

Event Date: December 13, 2014
Broadcast: FOX

UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway

Event Date: December 20, 2014
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier

Event Date: January 3, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus II

Event Date: January 16, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver

Event Date: January 18, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass