Make no mistake about it — Cris Cyborg is the most dominant female fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. Novice fans of the sport will argue that Ronda Rousey is the best female to ever compete in the sport, but a simple glance at their records shows that Rousey has some serious work to do if she wants to catch Cyborg.
With a career that’s been clouded by a PED controversy and with a big-time fight in the world’s top MMA promotion eluding her up until 2016, the 32-year-old Brazilian finally debuted in the UFC at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. She took on Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight fight that she won within the first two minutes.
For her second bout in the UFC, Cyborg took on Lina “Elbow Princess” Lansberg in Brasilia, Brazil. As a massive -1200 favorite, Cyborg took Lansberg out in the second round, winning by TKO.
With a career record of 20-1 with a no contest after she tested positive for a PED in 2011, all but two of her victories were finished by knockout or technical knockout. The vicious striker had 12 straight T/KO wins and finished six of her prior nine fights in the first round before Holly Holm managed to go the distance.
Here’s a look at her MMA odds history (odds for her first five fights aren’t listed):
|Result||Opponent||Event||Odds||Method of Victory||R||Time|
|W||Yana Kunitskaya||UFC 222||-900||TKO||1||3:25|
|W||Holly Holm||UFC 219||-325||Decision||5||5:00|
|W||Tonya Evinger||UFC 214||-1100||TKO||3||1:56|
|W||Lina Lansberg||UFC FN 95||-1200||TKO||2||2:29|
|W||Leslie Smith||UFC 198||-1200||TKO||1||1:21|
|W||Daria Ibragimova||Invicta FC 15||-3000||KO||1||4:58|
|W||Faith Van Duin||Invicta FC 13||-3050||TKO||1||0:45|
|W||Charmaine Tweet||Invicta FC 11||-2005||TKO||1||0:46|
|W||Marloes Coenen||Invicta FC 6||-1000||TKO||4||4:02|
|W||Fiona Muxlow||Invicta FC 5||-3000||TKO||1||3:46|
|NC||Hiroko Yamanaka||Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal||-3333||NC||1||0:16|
|W||Jan Finney||Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum||-2500||TKO||2||2:56|
|W||Marloes Coenen||Strikeforce: Miami||-1111||TKO||3||3:40|
|W||Gina Carano||Strikeforce: Carano vs Cyborg||-200||TKO||1||4:59|
|W||Hitomi Akano||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Diaz||-800||TKO||2||0:35|
|W||Yoko Takahashi||EliteXC: Heat||-700||Decision||3||3:00|
|W||Shayna Baszler||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||+175||TKO||2||2:48|