Cyborg makes promotion debut at UFC 198

March 28, 2016

Cris “Cyborg” Justino will make her UFC debut at UFC 198 on May 14th.  The former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC featherweight champ will face Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 pounds.

The UFC made the announcement Monday morning.


In the UFC 198 main event, Febricio Werdum will defend his UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic.  The event will take place in Curitiba, Brazil.

Payout Perspective:

It’s been a long-time coming for Cyborg to finally maker her debut in the UFC.  Notably, she is fighting at a catchweight instead of at 135 pounds.  Obviously, there still has to be concern as to whether or not she can make the weight limit at bantamweight.  Prior to her loss last November, the big fight would have been Ronda Rousey and Cyborg at 135.  With Rousey’s loss, Cyborg’s debut could mean her fighting Miesha Tate, Holly Holm or perhaps Cat Zingano at the catchweight of 140 pounds.  UFC 198 will be the test for Cyborg.

If she can make weight and win, we can she another woman fighter that would be a draw for the company.

10 Responses to “Cyborg makes promotion debut at UFC 198”

  1. Diego on March 28th, 2016 10:39 AM

    About damn time. Now we get to see one of the most dominant fighters on the planet in the UFC.

  2. tops E on March 28th, 2016 3:14 PM

    Hope holm and tate go up in weight or catchweight and fight cyborg to make it obvious that dw is protecting fav ronda…..if ufc is indeed selling jon jones incident just gave additional discount to the asking price hahahaha

  3. tops E on March 28th, 2016 3:15 PM

    Selling. Jon jones

  4. d on March 28th, 2016 5:29 PM

    More like the most abusive ped user of all time. Blood test her at random 10x including CIR tests, then maybe she won’t be able to find a loophole.

  5. fight fan on March 29th, 2016 11:24 AM

    Desperate for a new star after ronda got ko’d and mcChump was tapped like a weeny, they bring in a juicer.

  6. d on March 29th, 2016 7:47 PM

    Fight fan desperate for a UFC demise because he is a boxing fanboy who hates what is going on with his depressing sport.

  7. The Greatest on March 30th, 2016 1:48 AM

    Cyborg aint saving the UFC.

  8. d on March 30th, 2016 5:48 AM

    There’s nothing to save.

    PBC and ppv boxing on the other hand…….

  9. The Greatest on March 30th, 2016 8:34 AM

    Boxings blowin you out of the water and you cant take it.

  10. d on March 30th, 2016 9:26 AM

    You are delusional. You literally just make things up as you go along.

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