Make no mistake about it — Cris Cyborg is the most dominant female fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. Novice fans of the game will assert that Ronda Rousey is the ideal female to compete at the sport, but a simple glance at their recordings shows that Rousey has some serious work to do if she wants to capture Cyborg.
Having a career that has been clouded by a PED controversy and with a big-time struggle from the world’s best MMA promotion eluding her up until 2016, the 32-year-old Brazilian eventually surfaced at the UFC in UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. She shot on Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight fight that she won over the initial two minutes.
For her second bout in the UFC, Cyborg took on Lina”Elbow Princess” Lansberg at Brasilia, Brazil. As a huge -1200 favored, Cyborg took Lansberg outside at the second round, winning by TKO.
With a career record of 20-1 with a no contest after she tested positive for a PED in 2011, all but two of her victories were finished by knockout or technical knockout. The barbarous striker had 12 directly T/KO wins and ended six of her prior nine battles in the first round before Holly Holm was able to move the distance.
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