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Cris Cyborg: 5 most memorable fights in the former UFC Champion's MMA career

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:33 IST

Media Day: Press Conference with UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg
Media Day: Press Conference with UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg

A fighter who was very much in the headlines last month, Cris Cyborg's well-publicized separation from UFC is something almost every MMA fan knows about.

At the moment, Cyborg has gone a step further and signed a deal to compete for Bellator MMA. The multi-fight deal with the company will see her in action in the near future. As a result, there has been excitement among her fans as they get ready to see what the future holds for one of the biggest fighters formerly in the UFC Women's Division.

Although she left UFC, she had several fights during her time there which were quite amazing. With only one loss on her record in the UFC, she found quite some success there.

In this article, we are going to take a look back at her time in the UFC, as well as previous promotions, and talk about the 5 best bouts she had, either for the ability she showed or because of how important it was.


#5 Tonya Evinger

UFC 214 Cris Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger
UFC 214 Cris Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger

One of the most important fights of her career was the first time that she was involved in the title picture at UFC. Germaine de Randamie had won the title at first after having defeated Holly Holm at UFC 206. She became the first woman to ever hold that title, but would soon have it stripped from her.

Cris Cyborg had a lot of history with PEDs at this point and Germaine de Randamie was not at all eager to face her. Her refusal to face Cyborg was not taken well by a single fan and definitely not the UFC.

The stripped the title for her, making it vacant. As a result, it was up for grabs in a fight between Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger.

Evinger put on quite the display, giving Cyborg a run for her money the first time that the latter was fighting at Featherweight in the UFC, her last two fights having been at Catchweight.

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Unfortunately for Evinger, Cyborg proved to be more than capable and knocked her out in the third round of their fight, winning the title.

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Published 22 Sep 2019, 15:16 IST
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