Bellator MMA President Scott Coker says that Cyborg will get an immediate shot at the women’s featherweight title upon debuting.
“(Cyborg) definitely deserves it,” Coker told MMA Junkie.
Coker also says that Cyborg is going to be fighting more frequently that she did while fighting under the UFC banner.
“We’re going to keep her much more active, and two, they’re not in the 145-pound weight class business, and we are,” he said. “So to me, it’s something I think that we’ve been growing this weight class for the last two, three years, and Cyborg is a great addition to it. She will have girls in her weight class to fight, whereas in the UFC, I think it was like, let’s see who we can sign to fight her for a one-off, or make people move up to fight her from a different weight class. But the commitment was never to start a 145-pound weight class – it was always somebody just to fight her. I think that’s the difference. We’ll do this one right.”
Budd last defended the gold against Olga Rubin in the main event of Bellator 224 and she doesn’t have another title defense scheduled at the moment.