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Cris Cyborg


ABOUT
Cris Cyborg

Full NameCristiane Justino Venâncio

BornJuly 9, 1985

Height5 ft 8 in

NationalityBrazilian

ABOUT

Cristiane Justino "Cris Cyborg" is the current Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 25-wins, 2-losses, and 1-no-contest. Cyborg is currently ranked #1 in the Bellator Women's pound-for-pound rankings. She is the only Grand Slam Champion in MMA history as she won championships in Strikeforce, Invicta FC, UFC, and Bellator MMA.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Cris Cyborg UFC
  3. Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
  4. Cris Cyborg Bellator
  5. Cris Cyborg Stats
  6. Cris Cyborg Last Fight
  7. Cris Cyborg Record


Media Day: Press Conference with UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg


Early Life and Career


Cris Cyborg got into combat sports after getting discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo, who convinced her to enter the world of professional fighting.


Cris made her MMA debut in May 2005 at Showfight 2 against Erica Paes. She lost the fight in the first round via Kneebar submission. Cris bounced back from this loss and went on a 7-fight win streak that included a victory over Shayna Baszler before fighting Gina Carano for the inaugural Strikeforce Featherweight Championship in 2009.


Cyborg won the fight in the last seconds of the first round to become the first Strikeforce Featherweight Champion. Cris then defended the title against Marloes Coenen and Jan Finney. Cyborg then defended the title against Hiroko Yamanaka. However, Cyborg tested positive for stanozolol after her fight against Yamanaka and was stripped of her title and given a one-year suspension.


Cyborg returned in 2013 and signed at Invicta FC, where her debut fight was against Fiona Muxlow in a title-eliminator. She TKO'ed Fiona and went to fight Marloes Coene for the Inaugural Invicta FC Featherweight Championship. She defeated Marloes in the fifth round via TKO(punches and elbows) and became the inaugural champion. Cyborg defended her title three times before signing up with the UFC and then vacating the Invicta Championship


Cris Cyborg UFC


Cris Cyborg made her UFC debut in 2016 at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith at Catchweight (140lbs) and won the bout via TKO (punches) in the first round.


In her next fight, Cyborg fought Lina Länsberg at Catchweight (140 lbs) at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg that she won in the second round via TKO (punches). Following her victory, Cyborg vacated her Invicta FC Women's Featherweight Championship and called out the UFC Women's Featherweight Champ, Germaine de Randamie.


The UFC stripped Randamie of the title because she refused to fight Cyborg. Due to this, Cyborg fought Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC Women's Featherweight title. Cyborg dominated Tonya and won the Championship via a Third round TKO.


Cris then defended the title against Holly Holm and Yana Kunitskaya before fighting Amanda Nunes at UFC 232. Amanda KO'ed Cyborg inside the first minute and ended Cyborg's reign. Cyborg then fought Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 and won via unanimous decision. After the fight, UFC did not offer Cris a new contract and, Cyborg instead signed with Bellator MMA in 2019.


Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg


Cris Cyborg fought Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 for the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship. Amanda dominated Cyborg from the start and knocked out the champion inside the first minute of the fight to end Cyborg's title reign. This loss ended Cyborg's 20-fight win streak.


UFC 232 Jones v Gustafsson 2


Cris Cyborg Bellator


Cris Cyborg made her Bellator debut against Julia Budd for the Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship at Bellator 238. Cyborg won the fight in the fourth round via TKO (punches) and became the first-ever MMA Grand Slam Champion.


Cyborg defended her title against Arlene Blencow at Bellator 249, whom she defeated via second-round submission(rear-naked choke), and Leslie Smith at Bellator 259, whom she defeated via fifth-round TKO (punches). Cyborg defeated Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271 via first-round KO for her title defense.


Cris Cyborg Stats


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesNo Contest
282521

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 20


Wins by Submission:

  1. 1


Wins by Decision:

  1. 4


Current Titles:

  1. Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship


Reach:

  1. 68 in (173 cm)


Weight:

  1. 144.6 lb / 65.6 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Featherweight


Cris Cyborg Last Fight


Cris Cyborg's last fight was against Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271 for the Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship. Cyborg won the fight via KO (Punches) in the 1st round to retain the Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship.


Cris Cyborg Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Cris "Cyborg" Justino:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win25-2 (1)Sinead KavanaghKO (Punches)Bellator 27112/11/2021
Win24–2 (1)Leslie SmithTKO (Punches)Bellator 25921/05/2021
Win23–2 (1)Arlene BlencoweSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)Bellator 24915/10/2020
Win22–2 (1)Julia BuddTKO (Punches)Bellator 23825/01/2020
Win21–2 (1)Felicia SpencerDecision (unanimous)UFC 24027/07/2019
Loss20–2 (1)Amanda NunesKO (punches)UFC 23229/12/2018
Win20-1 (1)Yana KunitskayaTKO (punches)UFC 22203/03/2018
Win19-1 (1)Holly HolmDecision (unanimous)UFC 21930/12/2017
Win18-1 (1)Tonya EvingerTKO (knees)UFC 21429/07/2017
Win17-1 (1)Lina LänsbergTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg24/09/2016
Win16-1 (1)Leslie SmithTKO (punches)UFC 19814/05/2016
Win15-1 (1)Daria IbragimovaKO (punches)Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova16/01/2016
Win14-1 (1)Faith Van DuinTKO (knee to the body and punches)Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin09/07/2015
Win13-1 (1)Charmaine TweetTKO (punches)Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet27/02/2015
Win12-1 (1)Marloes CoenenTKO (punches and elbows)Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg13/07/2013
Win11-1 (1)Fiona MuxlowTKO (knees and punches)Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson05/04/2013
NC10-1 (1)Hiroko YamanakaNC (overturned)Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal17/12/2011
Win10-1Jan FinneyTKO (knee to the body)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum26/06/2010
Win9-1Marloes CoenenTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Miami30/01/2010
Win8-1Gina CaranoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg15/07/2009
Win7-1Hitomi AkanoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz11/04/2009
Win6-1Yoko TakahashiDecision (unanimous)EliteXC: Heat04/10/2008
Win5-1Shayna BaszlerTKO (punches)EliteXC: Unfinished Business26/07/2008
Win4-1Marise VitoriaTKO (stomps)Storm Samurai 1225/11/2006
Win3-1Elaine SantiagoTKO (corner stoppage)Storm Samurai 1121/05/2006
Win2-1Chris SchroederTKO (punches)Storm Samurai 1028/01/2006
Win1-1Vanessa PortoDecision (unanimous)Storm Samurai 920/12/2005
Loss0-1Erica PaesSubmission (kneebar)Show Fight 217/05/2005


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