Cristiane Justino Venâncio was the most dominating figure in women’s MMA history for more than a decade. She conquered the featherweight division in three different organizations and paved the way for the next generation of female fighters. Although Cyborg has two losses in her professional career, the only woman who has bested her skills per skill is Amanda Nunes. As of now, Cyborg is under contract with Bellator MMA.
Cyborg started her UFC career at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith. She defeated her opponent via technical knockout to begin her UFC career with a bang. One of the best bouts of her career was when she won the featherweight championship after defeating Tonya Evinger.
She was also able to defeat Holly Holm and Yana Kunitskaya in her next two matches. Her only UFC defeat came after she went down to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232. It was her first defeat since she lost her debut fight.
Her last UFC fight was against Felicia Spencer at UFC 240, where she won the bout via unanimous decision. She holds a 6-1 UFC record.
The Brazilian is just unstoppable when she is inside the octagon and never lets her opponents dominate over her in the game. This is quite evident from the fact that 18 out of her 23 wins have come through knockout.
Early in her career, Cyborg fought in Strikeforce, where she beat Gina Carano to become the Strikeforce featherweight champion. However, after a couple of title defenses in Strikeforce, Cyborg made her debut in Invicta FC, where she defeated Marloes Coenen to be the Invicta featherweight champion.
After conquering two different organizations, Cyborg finally made her UFC debut in 2016. She would defeat Tonya Evinger to be the UFC featherweight champion in 2017. She holds a stellar record of 23-2-0, 1 NC in her MMA career. The fighter has claimed one Fight of the Night bonus in the UFC.
Cyborg tested positive for an anabolic steroid in 2011. She received heavy backlash for this move.
She was the most famous female MMA fighter for almost a decade and has a total net worth of $28 million according to Celeb Worth
Apart from her earnings from her in-ring performances, Cyborg tied up with Fusion Labs ahead of UFC 240. She also endorses EXTRACT lab that manufactures CBD. Also, she is a partner with Dunkin’ Orange County. She also endorses companies such as Air Asia, Reebok, and GRRRL clothing.
|Born||July 9, 1985|
|Gym||Chute Box/ The Arena|
|Weight/ Division||145 lbs (featherweight)|
|Active Win Streak||3|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||23 (18 T/KO, 1 submission)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$28 million|
|Endorsements||Air Asia, Reebok, and GRRRL clothing, Fusion Labs, EXTRACT|
|Title|| Former UFC, INVICTA featherweight champion, |
Current Bellator featherweight champion
|Manager||Paradigm sport management|