Cris Cyborg Defends Title Vs. Sinead Kavanagh At Bellator 271
Reigning Bellator female featherweight champion Cris Cyborg defends her title in the main event of Bellator 271 this November.
Cris Cyborg will look to close out the year with a successful title defense at Bellator 271.
Cyborg puts her featherweight title on the line against Sinead Kavanagh on November 12. The event airs live on Showtime from the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Only the second Bellator woman’s featherweight champion in the company’s history, “Cyborg” (24-2, 1 NC) aims to further her legacy as the greatest women’s mixed martial artist of all time when she battles the pride of Dublin less than two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Currently fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev., “Cyborg” is coming off the second defense of her Bellator crown when she scored a vicious TKO over Leslie Smith at 4:51 of the fifth round in May 2021. After previously holding gold in Strikeforce, UFC and Invicta, the Brazilian native made history by capturing the Bellator title to become a “Grand Slam Champion” with belts in four different organizations. The hard-hitting, 36-year-old sports 20 wins by finish with victories over punishing competition, including Julia Budd, Holly Holm, Smith (twice), Marloes Coenen, and Gina Carano.
Kavanagh (7-4), a winner of her last two Bellator outings, strives to live up to her “KO” moniker when she attempts to stop the sport’s most dominant female athlete. The former amateur boxing champion is poised for the breakout moment of her career at Bellator MMA 271 when the SBG Ireland-product attempts to do what only two other women fighters have previously accomplished; defeat “Cyborg.”
Updated BELLATOR MMA 271: Cyborg vs. Kavanagh Fight Card:
Friday, Nov. 12 – live on SHOWTIME
10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Featherweight World Title Bout: C-Cris “Cyborg” (24-2, 1 NC) vs. #5-Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)