Cris Cyborg headed to Albuquerque to help Holly Holm train for Kayla Harrison fight at UFC 300

Cris Cyborg will give Holly Holm a helping hand in her preparation for Kayla Harrison.

Holm (15-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) welcomes Harrison (16-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the octagon and bantamweight division on April 13 at UFC 300 in Las Vegas. Holm challenged Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title in December 2017, but lost a unanimous decision in a Fight of the Night effort.

With Harrison parting ways with PFL, Bellator featherweight champion Cyborg won’t get her long-desired fight with the two-time Olympic gold medalist. She will however play her part, when she travels to Albuquerque, N.M., to assist Holm.

“I already have a date to go to Albuquerque – I’m very excited,” Cyborg said on her YouTube channel. “I talked to the team, talked to Holly – we’ve been studying Kayla for a little while already. I have been training for her already.  I’m a superfan of Holly Holm. I think she’s a legend. She’s a big example for female fighters. (I’ll) be a part of her camp, and I think she’s going to come with a great victory. It’s going to be good.”

Cyborg (27-2-1) has now turned her attention to Larissa Pacheco (23-4), who defeated Harrison to win her first of back-to-back PFL titles. However, she’s yet to hear anything and her patience is starting to grow thin.

“I had some (Bellator) fights on my contract, and I’d like to make some fights on my contract,” Cyborg said. “I know one (potential fight) is Larissa, but we have to work and see what’s going to happen.”

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