Cat Zingano News
Cat Zingano reveals Ronda Rousey enlisted her help for MMA pension bill: "Mutual respect there"
Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023
Cat Zingano confused by Cris Cyborg’s ducking claims: “She’s not even with the promotion”
Harry Kettle - March 30, 2023
Cris Cyborg and Cat Zingano trade barbs over why their fight hasn't materialized: "This b***h left to boxing right when I earned my title shot"
Fernando Quiles - September 25, 2022
Cris Cyborg blasts Cat Zingano for demanding additional testing for a potential fight: "Thinks I care what she wants"
Josh Evanoff - June 23, 2022
Cat Zingano claims Cris Cyborg is refusing to drug test amid rumors of Bellator featherweight title bout
Josh Evanoff - January 26, 2022
Cris Cyborg interested in facing Cat Zingano next, says it would be a "great fight"
Adam D Martin - November 21, 2021
Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg says she is interested in facing Cat Zingano next, saying it would be a “great fight.” Cyborg is coming off of a quick first-round KO win over Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271. For Cyborg, she is currently riding a five-fight win streak including a four-fight winning streak since she joined Bellator with four wins coming by way of knockout. Cyborg has looked absolutely phenomenal so far in Bellator and she is excited to get back out there and perform. Following her quick win over Kavanagh, Cyborg is now looking ahead at who she could potentially be facing next, and Zingano seems to be the ideal opponent for her.
Cat Zingano reacts to Cris Cyborg's next title fight with Sinead Kavanagh
Drake Riggs - October 8, 2021
Cris “Cyborg” Justino has her next challenger for her Bellator featherweight crown… and it isn’t Cat Zingano as many anticipated. Bellator President Scott Coker broke the news on Wednesday that at Bellator 271 in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 12, it will be Cyborg vs. Ireland’s Sinead Kavanagh.
Cat Zingano suing Halle Berry after being snubbed of promised role in her new movie "Bruised"
Joe McDonagh - August 17, 2021
Bellator contender Cat Zingano was all but set to be part of a MMA film starring Halle Berry “Bruised”, but interesting events led to her suing of the actress. Zingano, according to TMZ, was promised a prominent role in the film by Berry while under contract with the UFC. It was when “Alpha” was offered a UFC fight that she had a difficult decision to make, fight for the promotion or sit on the sidelines prioritizing the movie role. This decision would crazily enough prove costly for the now Bellator fighter.
'You quit. I didn't quit. I beat her,' Julianna Pena highlights her and Amanda Nunes' fights with Cat Zingano
Drake Riggs - June 1, 2021
Julianna Pena is next in line for Amanda Nunes. Between the two experienced bantamweights, they have multiple common opponents. Yet for “The Venezuelan Vixen,” one, in particular, stands out the most.
Cris Cyborg wants to fight Cat Zingano in Bellator next, but Scott Coker unsure
Adam D Martin - May 24, 2021
Former UFC title challengers Liz Carmouche and Cat Zingano set to make MMA returns at Bellator 256
Drake Riggs - March 22, 2021
As Bellator gets set to kick off 2021 on Showtime, Cat Zingano and Liz Carmouche are ready to make their sophomore appearances in the promotion. Monday, it was revealed via ESPN that former UFC bantamweight title challenger turned Bellator featherweight, Cat Zingano, will be welcoming Olivia Parker to the promotion at Bellator 256 on April 9. Also taking place in the Mohegan Sun Arena that night will be the long-awaited debut of former Invicta FC flyweight champion, Vanessa Porto, who is welcomed by Liz Carmouche, reported FanSided.
Cris Cyborg willing to fight Cat Zingano if Scott Coker asks her
Adam Martin - January 7, 2021
Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg says she’s willing to fight Cat Zingano if Scott Coker asks her. After she scored back-to-back dominant victories over Julia Budd and Arlene Blencowe in her first two Bellator fights, it’s becoming hard to find challengers for Cyborg. But one name floating around is Zingano. Both Cyborg and Zingano were big stars in the UFC at one point in time, and now both of them are on the Bellator roster at 145lbs. It seems natural to think this fight could happen in the Bellator cage, and it’s possible we might actually see it in 2021.
Bellator 245 weigh-in results: Cat Zingano's opponent misses weight by huge margin
Tom Taylor - September 10, 2020
On Friday night, Bellator MMA will promote the first card of a two-event weekend in Bellator 245, which features a host of high-profile fighters. In the Bellator 245 main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will lock horns with Phil Davis in a rematch of a 2013 fight that occurred in the UFC’s Octagon. The winner of the fight will be well positioned for a crack at new Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov, who assumed the throne with a blistering knockout win over Ryan Bader last month.
Cat Zingano explains “very good decision” to part ways with UFC for Bellator
Harry Kettle - September 10, 2020
Bellator featherweight Cat Zingano has explained why she is satisfied with her decision to join the promotion after leaving the UFC. Zingano, 38, is set to make her promotional debut tomorrow night when she squares off against Gabrielle Holloway in the co-main event of Bellator 245. She’s been officially signed as a member of the roster for almost a year now, and she’s certainly ready to prove to the world why she could be a top contender in her new home.
Cat Zingano strips down, opens up on struggles with Breast Implant Illness
Tom Taylor - February 27, 2020
Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano has opened up on her struggles with Breast Implant Illness, a condition that can affect people who have undergone breast augmentation surgeries. According to Surgery.org, BII is “a term used by women who have breast implants and who self-identify and describe a variety of symptoms including (but not limited to) fatigue, chest pain, hair loss, headaches, chills, photosensitivity, chronic pain, rash, body odor, anxiety, brain fog, sleep disturbance, depression, neurologic issues and hormonal issues that they feel are directly connected to their saline or silicone, textured or smooth breast implants.”
Three potential opponents for Cris Cyborg's first Bellator title defense
Cole Shelton - January 28, 2020
In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg was looking to become the Bellator featherweight champion as she was taking on Julia Budd. It was Cyborg’s promotional debut, where a win could be the first fighter to win belts in Strikeforce, Invicta, UFC, and Bellator. She did just that as she TKO’d Julia Budd in the fourth round.
Pros fighters react to Cat Zingano signing with Bellator MMA
Harry Kettle - October 30, 2019
A string of fighters from the world of mixed martial arts have reacted to the news that former UFC star Cat Zingano has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the news last night, with many fans believing it was inevitable following her release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the summer. During her time with the promotion, Zingano was able to put together a 3-4 record, although two of her victories did come against Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes.
Cat Zingano signs with Bellator
Adam Martin - October 29, 2019
A few months after being released by the UFC, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano has signed a multifight deal with Bellator. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani revealed the signing on Tuesday, noting that Zingano is expected to compete in Bellator’s featherweight division. Her debut date and opponent are not yet finalized. Her signing with Bellator was heavily rumored ever since her UFC release.
Cat Zingano issues statement on UFC release
Tom Taylor - August 15, 2019
Yesterday afternoon, news surfaced that former UFC bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano had been released from the UFC roster. Shortly after this news surfaced, Zingano released a brief statement on her divorce with the UFC to ESPN. In her statement, the fan favorite admitted that the timing of this ordeal is unfortunate, but assured that we haven’t seen the last of her.
Cat Zingano appeals UFC 232 loss to Megan Anderson
Tom Taylor - January 14, 2019
At UFC 232, which went down in late December in Los Angeles, former UFC bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano stepped into the cage with former Invicta champ Megan Anderson for a highly anticipated featherweight contender bout. Unfortunately, this bout ended in controversy. Early in the first round, Anderson uncorked a well-timed head kick. Regrettably, her toe landed right in Zingano’s eye, causing a nasty laceration that forced the end of the fight.
Cat Zingano on UFC 232 fiasco: 'It was embarrassing'
Drake Riggs - January 8, 2019
UFC 232 took place on December 29. However, it almost didn’t due to some pre-fight shenanigans. A week prior to the event date, it was announced that one half of the event’s main event in Jon ‘Bones’ Jones had an ‘atypical finding‘ in one of his pre-fight drug tests. Because of this, UFC 232 was moved from its original location of Las Vegas, Nevada to Los Angeles, California.
Cat Zingano feared she had lost her eye at UFC 232, going to appeal loss
Drake Riggs - January 7, 2019
Cat Zingano gives update on eye, considering appealing loss
Drake Riggs - January 1, 2019
The UFC’s final event of the year was UFC 232, and it had a little bit of everything. Unfortunately, that included a good bit of controversy in…and especially out of the Octagon. However, when it came to the in-Octagon controversy, it surrounded the first of the two female featherweight bouts which featured the returning former Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson as she took on the divisional debutant, ‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano.
Megan Anderson opens up on Cat Zingano win, re-extends rematch offer
Tom Taylor - December 31, 2018
Last Saturday night, on the undercard of the action packed UFC 232 card, former Invicta champion Megan Anderson picked up an impressive first-round win over Cat Zingano — but probably not quite the way she imagined. Although it was a well-timed head kick that set up the finish for Megan Anderson, it was an inadvertent toe to Zingano’s eye that ended the action.