Cristiane ‘Cyborg' Justino is set to return to the UFC, following her first round destruction of Leslie Smith at UFC 198. This time the Invicta Featherweight Champion will headline the card, that sees a slew of her Brazilian counterparts compete on yet another stacked card in Brazil.
According to a report on MMA Fighting, Cyborg will go toe to toe with Lina Lansberg in the Main Event of the Brasilia card. Lansberg makes her UFC debut against Cyborg and is riding a six fight win streak coming into the bout. The ‘Elbow Princess' will have her work cut out for her in arguably the toughest fight imaginable to debut in the UFC but few fighters have made the Main Event slot on their promotional debut.
Although the fight is scheduled to be a Catchweight bout at 140lbs, Lansberg is a Featherweight fighter, which maybe suggests that the UFC is warming to the idea of a Featherweight division, which would be music to Cyborg's ears. Cyborg struggled to make the 140lb limit for her UFC 198 debut and looked gaunt and sickly on the scales.
In the co-Main Event Roy Nelson takes on Antonio ‘Bigfoot' Silva in a Heavyweight showdown sure to provide excitement as both fighters badly need a win. Nelson has managed just two wins in his last eight, while Silva has one win in his last seven. Both fighters possess one punch KO power and will be looking for that early stoppage.
Also featured on the card is the former Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao, as he takes on Phillipe Nover.
Fight Card so far:
Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Renan Barao vs. Phillipe Nover
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Paul Felder
Gilbert Burns vs. Michel Prazeres
Renato Moicano vs. Mike De La Torre
Rani Yahya vs. Michinori Tanaka
Dustin Ortiz vs. Jussier Formiga
Vincente Luque vs. Hector Urbina
Joaquim Silva vs. Gregor Gillespie
Eric Silva vs. Brandon Thatch
Luan Chagas vs. Shinsho Anzai
Alan Patrick vs. Stevie Ray
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