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Cris Cyborg: I’m The Invicta FC Champ, But Will Fight For UFC

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Cris “Cyborg” Justino isn’t letting go of her Invicta FC featherweight title.

Despite a graphic posting her as a “former” champion at UFC 198 Saturday night, Justino admitted that she wants to defend her belt. A member of the UFC’s production team also posted on social media that it was a mistake to classify her as a former champion.

“I am the Invicta FC champion and I want to defend my belt,” she said. “But I can also fight catchweight (bouts) in the UFC.”

Justino came right out after Leslie Smith, running through her like she has her recent Invicta FC opponents. It was an emotional moment for the Curitiba native, as she soaked it all in before sprinting to the Octagon for the first time in her career.

“This is a dream come true,” she said. “I had my first fight here. Thanks to Leslie for taking the fight.”