Cris Cyborg preparing for boxing run
In 2005, Cris Cyborg lost her first pro fight, and then commenced one of the most dominant runs in MMA history. She won 20 fights in a row, winning the inaugural Strikeforce women's featherweight title and successfully defending it twice, the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight championship and successfully defending it three times, and then the vacant UFC women's featherweight championship and successfully defending it twice.
Cyborg lost her UFC belt to Amanda Nunes in 2018, bounced back with a win over Felicia Spencer, and after years of very public disagreements with UFC president Dana White, signed with Bellator MMA. In her first fight for the promotion, on January 25, she won the Bellator women's featherweight championship.
Now there are signs that she plans to enter the professional boxing ring. She can be seen in the footage below sparring hard with WBA interim female super welterweight champion Raquel Miller.
Female champions that Cyborg could fight potentially include:
Middleweight (160 lbs)
•Claressa Shields (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring)
Super welterweight (154 lbs)
•Claressa Shields (WBC, WBO)
•Hannah Gabriels (WBA)
•Raquel Miller (WBC interim)
•Patricia Berghult (WBC interim)
•Marie Eve Dicaire (IBF)
Welterweight (147 lbs)
•Cecilia Braekhus (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring)
Super lightweight (140 lbs)
•Jessica McCaskill (WBA, WBC)
•Mary McGee (IBF)
•Christina Linardatou (WBO)
Who do you want to see Cris Cyborg box?