Dana White confirms ‘Cyborg’ is under contract with Zuffa, will try to make 135lbs in Invicta FC

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Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris 'Cyborg' Justino will be defending her belt in July, but UFC President Dana White confirmed to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that the Brazilian is under contract with UFC parent company, Zuffa LLC. Brazilian outlet Globo initially reported the news. 'Cyborg' would possibly be current UFC women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey's toughest challenge to date, and you may think Rousey vs. Justino is in the works.  Although, this is not the case, as there is one condition preventing this highly anticipated matchup from happening. Weight.  'Cyborg' currently fights at 145-pounds,  while 'Rowdy' is at the top of the 135-pound division. Justino must first successfully make the bantamweight limit before the bout can be set up. 'Cyborg' will fight at 135-pounds in Invicta FC, and if the weight cut is successful, we'll see her in the Octagon. "She has been hired by the UFC. She'll try to drop to 135 for a fight at Invicta. If she makes weight and wins, she'll fight in the UFC," said Dana White. She has been under contract with Zuffa for over two months now, well before her latest title defense, a TKO win over Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 11 last month.

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