UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg Challenges Becky Lynch For WWE SummerSlam 2017

Could we see a big wrestling/MMA crossover match on August 20th?

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Renowned women's MMA fighter Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino claimed her latest scalp at UFC 214 this past weekend, soundly defeating Tonya Evinger within three rounds. She became the company's second Women's Featherweight Champion in the process, and while issuing a new challenge in the wake of a big victory is commonplace in the sport, 'Cyborg' already has her sights set outwith the UFC.

The Brazilian fighter hit Twitter shortly after her victory, laying down an official challenge for Becky Lynch at WWE SummerSlam 2017:-

The duo have spent the past few weeks sparring back and forth on social media, with Becky quick to answer each of the UFC fighter's jabs. This led to speculation that the two may meet at WWE's signature summer pay-per-view, with 'Cyborg's' official challenge providing the clearest indication yet that that there's something in the works. The company ran with the story on their official website a few weeks ago, so while Lynch is yet to answer the challenge, it may be more than a ruse.

If Justino does show up, it'll be the first time a UFC fighter has appeared on WWE programming since Ronda Rousey featured alongside The Rock at WrestleMania 31.

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