Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg

Full NameCristiane Justino Venâncio

BornJuly 9, 1985

Height5 ft 8 in


RoleMuay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling

Relation(s)Ray Elbe


Cris Cyborg is perhaps the most feared female fighter in the world. Until she was knocked out by

Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, it was a rare sight indeed to see her in any vulnerable position.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Cris Cyborg UFC
  3. Holly Holm vs Cris Cyborg
  4. Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
  5. Cris Cyborg Stats
  6. Cris Cyborg Record
  7. Cris Cyborg Husband
  8. Cris Cyborg Net Worth 2019

Media Day: Press Conference with UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg

Early Life and Career

While living in Brazil, Cris Cyborg was an established national level handball player. She was

discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo, who introduced Cris Cyborg to the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Cris

Cyborg defeated Shayna Baszler at EliteXC: Unfinished Business in her very first American fight.

Cris Cyborg would move on to Strikeforce, fighting Gina Carano to become the Strikeforce Women’s

Featherweight Champion. After two successful title defences, she tested positive for stanozolol,

which is a banned substance. Cris Cyborg had her license suspended for a year. Cris Cyborg would

move on to Invicta Fighting Championship, where she defeated Marloes Coenen to become the first

Invicta FC Featherweight Champion.

Cris Cyborg UFC

Cris Cyborg would move on to the UFC and find great success fighting for the promotion. After

winning her first two catchweight bouts, Cris Cyborg vacated her Invicta Featherweight

Championship and contested for the vacated UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship. She

defeated Tonya Evinger to become the UFC Featherweight Champion, her first title in the


Cris Cyborg went on to defend the Championship against the likes of Holly Holm and Yana Kuniskaya.

Cris Cyborg took on UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Amanda Nunes in a battle for her

championship, which Cyborg ended up losing. This would be her first and only Knockout loss, thus

far. Cris Cyborg remains one of UFC’s top stars, and her MMA future is certain to be absolutely


Holly Holm vs Cris Cyborg

In UFC 219, the current Women's Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg faced former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm. Cris “Cyborg” Justino defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision to retain her UFC women’s featherweight belt. The match was considered to be one of the best match in women's UFC history.

Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg

In UFC 232, UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg faced current UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Amanda Nunes knocked down Cyborg Justino early in the first round to become the UFC women's featherweight and bantamweight champion.

The third fighter in UFC history to hold two UFC titles at the same time. The other two fighters being Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor.

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Cris Cyborg Stats


MatchesWinsLossesNo Contest

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 17

Wins by Submission:

  1. 0

Wins by Decision:

  1. 4

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 68 in (173 cm)


  1. 144.6 lb / 65.6 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Featherweight

Cris Cyborg Record

Listed below is the professional MMA and UFC record breakdown of Cris "Cyborg" Justino:

Win21–2 (1)Felicia SpencerDecision (unanimous)UFC 24027-Jul-2019
Loss20–2 (1)Amanda NunesKO (punches)UFC 23229-Dec-2018
Win20-1 (1)Yana KunitskayaTKO (punches)UFC 22203-Mar-2018
Win19-1 (1)Holly HolmDecision (unanimous)UFC 21930-Dec-2017
Win18-1 (1)Tonya EvingerTKO (knees)UFC 21429-Jul-2017
Win17-1 (1)Lina LänsbergTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg24-Sep-2016
Win16-1 (1)Leslie SmithTKO (punches)UFC 19814-May-2016
Win15-1 (1)Daria IbragimovaKO (punches)Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova16-Jan-2016
Win14-1 (1)Faith Van DuinTKO (knee to the body and punches)Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin09-Jul-2015
Win13-1 (1)Charmaine TweetTKO (punches)Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet27-Feb-2015
Win12-1 (1)Marloes CoenenTKO (punches and elbows)Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg13-Jul-2013
Win11-1 (1)Fiona MuxlowTKO (knees and punches)Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson05-Apr-2013
NC10-1 (1)Hiroko YamanakaNC (overturned)Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal17-Dec-2011
Win10-1Jan FinneyTKO (knee to the body)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum26-Jun-2010
Win9-1Marloes CoenenTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Miami30-Jan-2010
Win8-1Gina CaranoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg15-Aug-2009
Win7-1Hitomi AkanoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz11-Apr-2009
Win6-1Yoko TakahashiDecision (unanimous)EliteXC: Heat04-Oct-2008
Win5-1Shayna BaszlerTKO (punches)EliteXC: Unfinished Business26-Jul-2008
Win4-1Marise VitoriaTKO (stomps)Storm Samurai 1225-Nov-2006
Win3-1Elaine SantiagoTKO (corner stoppage)Storm Samurai 1121-May-2006
Win2-1Chris SchroederTKO (punches)Storm Samurai 1028-Jan-2006
Win1-1Vanessa PortoDecision (unanimous)Storm Samurai 920-Nov-2005
Loss0-1Erica PaesSubmission (kneebar)Show Fight 217-May-2005

Cris Cyborg Husband

Cyborg was married to MMA fighter Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos but the couple split in December 2011. Cyborg got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, trainer and ex MMA athlete Ray Elbe in 2017.

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Cris Cyborg Net Worth 2019

As of 2019, Cris Cyborg has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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