After years of waiting and speculation, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino finally made her UFC debut when she took on Leslie Smith at a 140-pound catchweight on the main card of last night’s (Sat., May 14, 2016) UFC 198 from the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
It was a typical Cyborg victory as expected, and it showcased Justino’s unstoppable stand-up power when she put out a non-stop assault of pinpoint punches to smatter Smith and have her face-down on the canvas for a stoppage.
With the victory, where Cyborg weighed in at 139 pounds the day before, the future now instantly features a wealth of high-profile feuds and bouts. She said she wanted to defend her Invicta title again and would accept more catchweight bouts in the UFC, but one can’t help but wonder if she shouldn’t just drop the extra four pounds and take on names like Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, and Holly Holm.
For now, watch the full fight video highlights of her dominant UFC debut win here: