The legendary Cris Cyborg (20-2-0) may have lost her 145lb featherweight strap at the hands of Amanda Nunes in her latest fight, but she remains a dominant presence at large in the division and the 34-year-old Brazilian returns to the cage as the co-headline fight on the Holloway Vs Edgar undercard.
Cris Cyborg, put simply, is a destroyer. A pioneer in women’s MMA, Cyborg was long considered the most feared woman in the sport. Despite losing at the hands of the great Amanda Nunes in her last fight, Cyborg still stands out like a sore thumb against the remaining division.
Felicia Spencer, a home fighter from Canada, has a 7-0-0 record in pro MMA and hails from the Invicta school of excellence in female MMA, but she has been training in mixed martial arts since she was a child. Those close to her have always felt she is a champion in the making.
Cris Cyborg Vs Felicia Spencer Betting Lines and Pick
Cris Cyborg displayed some vulnerability against the hard-banging Amanda Nunes, but she is a very strong -650 (1.15) favourite at Betway Sports to get a win on the board here, this time against rising star and MMA prodigy Felicia Spencer who is a +400 (5.00) underdog here with Betway in the co-main event for whom this represents a huge step up in class.
It is a boring, straightforward UFC prediction to make on the betting lines that Cyborg will justify heavy favouritism and prove a winning prediction at -650 (1.15) but at such a short price this is more a selection for your UFC 240 Parlay bets.
This is a three round fight and we can expect Spencer to try and close the distance and put pressure on Cyborg with her smothering, wrestling, grinding style. Cyborg most likely holds the strength advantage and is no bad grappler herself, but a finish inside the three round distance is what she will be looking for.
Spencer’s weak point is her head movement and striking, so Cyborg will exploit that and time some heavy shots on her, before finishing this one inside the distance.
UFC Betting Pick: Cris Cyborg to beat Felicia Spencer at -650 (1.15) with Betway Sports