A thing transpired at Bellator 256 on Friday that has not occurred because 2014: Cat Zigano put jointly a win streak.
Which is not to discredit “Alpha” Cat, who has extended been a person of the most effective female fighters in blended martial arts. Alternatively, properly documented particular struggles and just basic bad luck had hampered her success in the activity. Her title struggle from Ronda Rousey finished in what was then a promotional report of 14 seconds. A few of losses later on, and Zingano appeared like she was in a tail spin.
Things are on the lookout far better of late. The freaky toe-poke reduction to Megan Anderson, Zingano’s only loss in her past 4 fights, is properly in the length. At Bellator 256, Cat nabbed her very first submission win since 2012, securing an arm-bar on Olivia Parker for a 2nd straight victory.
“This was a pretty sweet win,” Zingano (12-4) stated next the bout, speaking to media retailers which include Cageside Press. “To get a finish, I’ve usually beloved receiving the complete. I have usually loved that thrill of the quit. So it was really fantastic to get a end. It’s been a moment. So I’m definitely joyful to have that, I come to feel good. I’m happy.”
Cris Cyborg will defend her featherweight title against Leslie Smith next, a rematch from their UFC times. At a variety of factors in time, Zingano has been connected to both fighters, but the bouts in no way saw the mild of day. Now, she feels completely ready to just take on the victor.
“I assume I’ve completed enough around time to get a shot at the winner for that,” she stated. Regardless of whether her earn around Parker is what seals the deal, Zingano couldn’t say. “With this overall performance, who is aware of. I know that I’m a great deal additional professional coming into the fight.”
Becoming connected to earlier fights with Cyborg and Smith is comprehensible. Just after all, Cat Zingano is a veteran. “Over time, I have practically locked horns with all of these ladies at a sure level,” mentioned Zingano. “It’ll be stunning that it gets to happen more than right here [in Bellator].”
As to no matter whether Cyborg or Smith would be the harder opponent, Zingano mentioned that “all of these girls are a rough exam, and really, the fighter I’m battling out there is me. I have what it requires to conquer all of these girls.”
When it arrives to the reserving of Cyborg vs. Smith, which was introduced just a 7 days in advance of her have fight, Zingano isn’t upset about the timing. She understands the small business, and that things have to have to retain transferring. Apart from which, she instructed Cageside Press on Friday, “I like to generate issues. Anything in everyday living is attained, and I want to receive my way up and get these title fights and get that belt. This is what it appears like.”
Look at the complete Bellator 256 post-battle press convention with Cat Zingano higher than.