Cris Cyborg out wrestles Olympian
Cris Cyborg is one of the most feared strikers in the history of women’s mixed martial arts and without argument the top female featherweight in the world.
Although known for her striking, Cyborg is also an accomplished BJJ competitor and also apparently has some wrestling skills. She today posted this video on her website going back and forth with Aline Ferreira. Ferreira is currently representing Brazil in the summer olympics currently taking place in Rio De Janeiro this week.
More About Cris Cyborg
TRAINING: Morning is Muay Thai/Boxing for two hours, evening is Wrestling/BJJ for two hours. During the afternoon, I do a strength and conditioning workout, rest and recover.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training over a decade ago. I was always an athlete, and once I discovered that unlike handball, MMA
doesn’t issue red cards, I knew I had found my true sport.
What ranks and titles have you held? Invicta FC World Champion. Strikeforce World Champion. 2x IBJJF World Champion. ADCC Bronze Medalist.
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ, who died for our sins.
About Aline Ferreira
Aline da Silva Ferreira (born October 18, 1986 in São Paulo) is a female wrestler from Brazil.
She won the silver medal the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and she became the first Brazilian wresler to win a medal in World Wrestling Championships.
At 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, United States, Ferreira lost the bronze medal, but she is classified to 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.