Cris Cyborg firmly established herself as the top women’s featherweight in the world Aug. 15, 2009, when she defeated Gina Carano at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg.
The fight marks Carano’s only loss during her eight-fight professional career. She has not competed since.
Cyborg, meanwhile, used the fight to elevate her career to another level.
Since that fight in 2009, Cyborg has largely been considered the most dangerous female fighter on earth, going 7-0 with one no-contest post-Carano.
Now, she’ll get the chance to showcase her skills on the sport’s biggest stage. She takes on Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight fight at May 14’s UFC 198 event in Curitiba, Brazil.
Watch the fight that revved the Cyborg hype train to the redline above.
Source:: mma fighting