Cat Zingano, Bellator women’s featherweight star and ranked 2nd in the division, believes she deserves a shot at the Women’s Featherweight Championship and wants the titleholder Cris Cyborg up next.
Me and Cyborg are here: Cat Zingano says title shot “makes a lot of sense”
Zingano, the 5th ranked Bellator Women’s P4P fighter, marked her third victory in a row against Pam Sorenson at Bellator 282, winning the fight via unanimous decision, upping her promotional record to a clean 3-0.
In the post-fight interview, “Alpha” stated that she believes her three fight win streak is enough to land her a title shot and expressed her wish to take on the women’s 145lbs champion Cris Cyborg in her next Bellator fight.
“I’m happy with the performance,” Zingano said in an interview with MMA Junkie following her win over Sorenson, “I feel like I was very dominant. I get (to top position on the canvas) a lot and I stay there a lot, and I feel like I cause a lot of damage. It’s a very comfortable, happy place for me. I feel like I want to be doing more.”
“I do (think I should get a title shot),” the 39-year-old went on, “I feel like I’ve done a good job moving up the ranks in Bellator and getting the experience. The environment is here. Me and Cyborg are here. We’ve both been talking about each other for quite a while. Putting it together obviously makes a lot of sense.”
“I think we have very different styles, and different styles make awesome matchups. I think that’s cool and I think it’ll be interesting. We’re both OGs and we both came from training in the same kind of hard-knocks environments to come up and still figuring it out and making it happen,” Zingano added.
Two of the longest competing veterans in women’s MMA, Zingano and Cyborg have been colleagues during their stints in the UFC, and both joined Bellator in 2020. Cyborg, who clinched the Women’s Featherweight title on her Bellator debut at Bellator 238, has made four title defenses so far, the last one against Arlene Blencowe via unanimous decision at Bellator 279 back in April. The 36-year-old herself has been wanting to face Zingano and back in November, and even called her out after Bellator 259.
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