Former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Cristiane Justino will return to the Octagon in July at UFC 240 against Felicia Spencer, who is coming off of a submission win over Megan Anderson.
Not only will it be “Cyborg’s” first fight since losing her title to Amanda Nunes this past December, but it will also be her last fight on her UFC contract. The 33-year-old doesn’t plan on re-signing with the Las Vegas-based promotion before the fight. Rather, she wants to test free agency.
“I want to see other promoters, see how much value I have,” Justino said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “I think it’s cool to see that before you can hear anything that you don’t have value. Let’s see. Let’s see what another promoter has to say.”
A win over Spencer would re-establish Justino as one of the sport’s top featherweights and give her additional leverage at the negotiation table.
“Why not? The opportunity is coming and I have the opportunity to see my value with other promoters,” she said.