Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The same night and venue that saw Stipe Miocic defeat Fabricio Werdum saw Cristiane Justino Venancio, aka Cris Cyborg, make her UFC bow. And she past the test with flying colors. A Stunning TKO in the first round against Leslie Smith was hugely impressive.
Cyborg has long been a favorite in MMA but had never fought under the UFC banner before because they’d never been a weight division that she could fight at – weighing 145lbs. But a 140 catchweight division was created and she made her bow on Saturday night.
And it was devastating. Kudos to Smith, though – apparently she was the only woman in the UFC prepared to take on Cybrog!
Here’s why no one else wanted to:
Impressed? Here’s some more of Cris Cyborg ripping it up: