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Cris Cyborg Steps into the Boxing Ring: A Date with Destiny on January 19

Cris Cyborg has etched her name in history as a dominant force. Now, the Bellator featherweight champion is set to showcase her skills in a different arena, this time donning the boxing gloves. The date is January 19, the stage is the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, and the opponent is Kelsey Wickstrum.

As the saying goes, "Champions are not made in the gym; they are made from something deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision." Cris Cyborg embodies this spirit. With an impressive record in MMA, she ventured into the world of professional boxing last year. Her debut bout against Simone da Silva in September 2022 was a testament to her versatility and determination. Cyborg proved she was not just a dominant MMA fighter but also a fierce boxer. Her next victory over Gabrielle Holloway further solidified her place in the boxing world.

Now, Cyborg faces Kelsey Wickstrum, a Californian boxer who boasts a 2-0 professional record. Wickstrum's third-round TKO of Sudana Moore in April showcased her resilience and striking ability, making her a worthy opponent for the formidable Cyborg.

As the Bellator's future remains uncertain, Cyborg has chosen to explore the boxing ring while continuing her illustrious MMA career. The anticipation for this showdown is building, as fans eagerly await this clash of titans. Cris Cyborg's journey from the MMA cage to the boxing ring is a testament to her undying spirit and her constant quest for greatness.

January 19 is not just another date on the calendar; it's a date with destiny for Cris Cyborg and Kelsey Wickstrum, a night where two champions will test their mettle in the sweet science of boxing. Don't miss it – the Pechanga Resort and Casino is the place to be for this epic encounter!


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