The former Strikeforce and current Invicta Fc champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (also known as Cris Cyborg Santos) entered this fight with a pro record of 15-1-0 (87% ko/tko victory rate – she has never won by submission) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s featherweight in the world. She suffered her only loss at her pro mma debut, against Erica Paes in 2005, since then she has won 15 consecutive bouts winning the Invicta Fw title in 2013, against Marloes Coenen (=Cyborg vs Coenen 2), and defending it three times, the last one against Daria Ibragimova (=Justino vs Ibragimova).
Her opponent, Leslie Smith, has an official mma record of 8-6-1 (50% ko/tko victory rate – she has also never won via submission) and she entered as the No.13 women’s bantamweight. She lost to Jessica Eye in 2014 but she came back to win in 2016 beating Rin Nakai. Cyborg vs Smith is on the undercard of Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic – UFC 198; they also faced each other a second time on May 22, 2021 (Cris Cyborg Justino vs Leslie Smith 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic
Where: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
Division: catchweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
UFC 198 fight card (main fights):
Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic
Vitor Belfort vs Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza
Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs Leslie Smith
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Corey Anderson
Warlley Alves vs Bryan Barberena
Demian Maia vs Matt Brown
Cyborg’s previous fight: Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs Daria Ibragimova
Cyborg’s next fight: Cristiane Cyborg Justino vs Lina Lansberg
(Alternative free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)