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Cris Cyborg to headline UFC show for the first time


In just her second fight in the promotion, Cris “Cyborg” Justino will headline her first UFC show.

It was confirmed on Thursday that Cyborg will face off against Lina Lansberg in the main event of UFC Fight Night 95 on September 24th. The show will take place in her home country of Brazil.

Cyborg made her UFC debut earlier this year at UFC 198, defeating Leslie Smith in convincing fashion. Cyborg won that fight by TKO in the first round.

The upcoming fight against Lansberg will be at a catchweight of 140 pounds. The dominant Cyborg has long been hyped as a potential force for the UFC women’s bantamweight division, but her ability to cut down to the 135-pound division has been questioned.

UFC Fight Night 95 will air on FS1, and will also feature Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover in the semi-main event. Roy Nelson vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will take place third from the top.