Make no mistake about it Cris Cyborg is the most dominant female fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. Novice lovers of the sport will argue that Ronda Rousey is the ideal female to ever compete at the game, but a simple glance at their records demonstrates that Rousey has some serious work to do when she wants to capture Cyborg.
With a career that has been obscured by a PED controversy and using a big-time struggle in the world’s top MMA promotion eluding her up until 2016, the 32-year-old Brazilian finally debuted in the UFC in UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. She took on Leslie Smith at a 140-pound catchweight fight she won over the initial two minutes.
For her second bout in the UFC, Cyborg took on Lina”Elbow Princess” Lansberg in Brasilia, Brazil. As a huge -1200 favorite, Cyborg took Lansberg out at the second round, winning by TKO.
Having a career record of 20-1 with a no contest after she tested positive for a PED at 2011, all but two of her successes were completed by knockout or technical knockout. The vicious striker had 12 directly T/KO wins and ended six of her prior nine fights in the first round until Holly Holm managed to move the distance.
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