Cris Cyborg To Headline UFC Fight Night 95 In Brazil
Fox Sports – Cris “Cyborg” Justino has booked her second fight in the UFC and this time she’s in the main event.
“Cyborg” will face Lina Lansberg in a 140-pound catchweight fight that will serve as the headline bout when the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil on September 24.
UFC officials confirmed the matchup to FOX Sports on Thursday.
Undefeated for the past 11 years, “Cyborg” made her UFC debut this past May in her native Brazil where she dispatched Leslie Smith in less than one round by TKO.
“Cyborg” has consistently been viewed as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the women’s division and now she looks to tackle the competition in the UFC with her second fight booked for September.
Lansberg — known by her nickname “The Elbow Princess” — also joins the UFC roster with the opportunity to face “Cyborg” in the main event bout.
A winner of six fights in a row, Lansberg is best known for her heavy handed striking style where she’s finished four of her most recent opponents by TKO.
The fight between “Cyborg” and Lansberg headlines the UFC card in Brazil, which will air live on FS1 on Sept. 24 with more bouts to be announced in the coming days.
I thought the Olympics were going to be the biggest event in Brazil until I heard Cyborg (the one without the dent in the forehead) is going to headline UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil. Lansberg seems like a game opponent and if her striking is as good as people make it out to be…this could end with somebodies head in the 10th row. I am glad the UFC is bringing her back to headline a show because she is the biggest draw in Brazil. I didn’t get to see the fight live but you could feel the energy coming through the TV when she fought. She puts butts in the seats and hematomas on the face.