Cristiane Justino appears to making progress toward her goal of an eventual date with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
“Cyborg,” who is slated to compete at 140 pounds at Invicta FC’s next event in November, showcased a slimmed-down frame in a photo posted to Instagram on Tuesday. The Brazilian has competed at featherweight for the duration of her professional career, but Rousey and UFC boss Dana White have said repeatedly that Justino will only get to face “Rowdy” in the Octagon if she comes down to bantamweight.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp announced that Cyborg would fight a catch-weight following the promotion’s most recent event on Sept. 12. Invicta FC 15 does not yet have an official date or venue, and an opponent for Justino has not been announced.