UFC women’s featherweight champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino or more popularly known as Cris Cyborg has signed a new contract with the organization.
The news of the new contract comes just one day after the UFC announced Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will defend her title against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) on December 30 at the UFC 219 pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
According to the champion’s website, “While no specifics have been released, it is being reported Cris Cyborg has reached a new agreement with the UFC that will keep her fighting in the promotion for at least the next 15 months, possibly longer. The deal is rumored to make her the highest paid female fighter currently on the UFC roster, and one of the top paid fighters within the promotion.”
“I am excited to be committed to the UFC,” Cyborg said in a statement.
“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.”
Cyborg is coming off a July TKO win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214. Cyborg has not lost an MMA fight since May 2005, more than 12 years.