UFC and Bellator went head-to-head this past Saturday night, with UFC having a normal weekly show in Raleigh, N.C., and Bellator promoting a major event at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Both events were streamed live on the internet; the UFC event served on ESPN+ and Bellator on DAZN. Normally, a UFC event would have more public interest. But that wasn’t the case Saturday, and that was because of Bellator’s main event. Cris Cyborg beat Julia Budd in Cyborg’s promotional debut to become the first – and likely last – fighter to win world titles in Strikeforce, UFC, Invicta and Bellator.