Cyborg signs new deal with UFC
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino signed a new deal with the UFC. The deal is rumored to keep Cyborg with the UFC for the next fifteen months and make her the highest paid female fighter on the roster and one of the top paid in the organization.
Cris Cyborg posted the following statement on her website.
“I am excited to be committed to the UFC. Dana White has proven himself as the best promoter in the sport, and with the recent addition of Mick Maynard as women’s matchmaker, I felt it was time to come to an agreement where we can both work together and be committed in both building the UFC and the Cris Cyborg brands.
“I am excited to start this new chapter in my career as a real partner with the UFC and the fights we will promote together.
“Today is a new day with me and the UFC. From this day forward, we are on the same team working together, I am no longer in a position where I am fighting for a division or a chance at a world title. I am excited to have to the full support of WME and the UFC behind me and to see how this will elevate the platform of my brand.”
Casting call for TUF 27
The UFC has begun their search for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. The casting call requires all male fighters to be undefeated in their professional career, they need to have at least three professional fights, between the ages of 21 and 34 and they must compete at featherweight, lightweight or welterweight. Tryouts for the new season will be held at The Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 12.
The new season will be called The Ultimate Fighter 27: Battle of the Undefeated.
CES MMA 47 Results
Greg Rebello over Derrick Brown by TKO – Punches (1:22 of Round 1)
Nate Andrews over Tyler Combs by Submission – Rear Naked Choke – 2:25 of Round 1)
Richie Santiago over Shawn Mack by Submission – Rear Naked Choke (3:05 of Round 1)
John Douma over Mark Trader by TKO – Punches (2:02 of Round 1)
Dave Garcia over Kris Moutinho by Submission – Guillotine Choke (3:07 of Round 1)
Jose Lugo over Michael Taylor by Submission – Rear Naked Choke (3:33 of Round 1)
MMA News Notebook
Tai Tuivasa earned Performance of the Night at UFC Fight Night 121.
Frank Camacho and Damien Brown earned Fight of the Night at UFC Fight Night 121.
James Mulheron has been pulled from his UFC Fight Night 122 fight against Cyril Asker due to a potential USADA violation.
Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira is set for UFC 222