The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend as Cris “Cyborg” Justino aims to maintain her MMA dominance in front of a home crowd in the main event of UFC Fight Night 95.
Cyborg (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will square off against UFC first-timer Lina Lansberg (6-1 MMA) in a catchweight fight at 140 lbs.
In her UFC debut at UFC 198, Cyborg won with ease, overwhelming Leslie Smith in the first round via TKO and establishing herself as the top of the class among fighters above the bantamweight division.
Lansberg comes to the UFC with a Muay Thai background, making her a highly dominant striker. “The Elbow Queen” also is not afraid to use her elbows and knees against an opponent on the cage.
That said, she enters the fight as a huge underdog (+690 on OddsShark) against one of the best in the Octagon. Justino (-1100 on OddsShark) is simply too well-balanced in all facets of fighting (grappling, striking, kickboxing) and honestly, it might be time for her to move to the bantamweight to face some real competition.
Prediction: Cyborg via TKO in the first round.
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