Felicia Spencer will once again look to defy the odds, this time opposite Cris Cyborg at UFC 240 this Saturday. The former Invicta FC champion doesn't think it's just fans who are overlooking her, but also the promotion.
"I’m guessing that (the UFC's) assuming I won’t win," Spencer told theScore. "So I’m going to just spoil the party and ruin whatever plans they are making with Cyborg."
Spencer (7-0) came through as a betting underdog in her promotional debut in May when she submitted Megan Anderson in the first round at UFC Rochester. It pushed the Canadian-born fighter's winning streak to seven and earned an opportunity to face former UFC women's champion Cyborg in Saturday's co-main event.
Cyborg (20-2, NC) surrendered her women's 145-pound title to Amanda Nunes in December at UFC 232, where she was knocked out in the first round. Spencer believes she can finish the former champion and potentially hand the 34-year-old her first submission loss.
"I can absolutely see (a finish) happening," Spencer explained. "Honestly, I don’t pigeonhole my head into thinking I’m going to finish in one specific way. I’m going to let the fight happen and take it where I need to take it.
"Chances are almost every fight (I'm in) always ends up on the ground. It’s a place I’m very comfortable and most people have seen my success there. But what people haven’t seen of my stand-up game hopefully will shine bright on Saturday as well."
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