Cris Cyborg is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt no more. A 2x IBJJ World Champion in the Kimono at Purple belt, Cyborg was promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt by Andre Galvao after winning the Mundials two consecutive years in 2011. Relocating from San Diego, Cyborg has kept a great relationship with Atos and professor Andre Galvao before eventually joining Ruben Charles Cobrinha in 2016 at the Alliance academy in LA. Training the past 4 years under Cobrinha, Cyborg earned her first career submission victory in MMA at Bellator 239 over Arlene Blencowe improving her professional MMA record to 23 wins and only 2 defeats.
The only champion in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts to win every professional World Championship in their weight category, Cyborg is recognized as MMA’s only Grand Slam Champion with Featherweight world championships in Bellator MMA, UFC, Invicta FC, and Strikeforce promotions. Promoting Cyborg to the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt after 8 years at the rank of BJJ Brown Belt, Professor Cobrinha is considered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s SUPER Grand Slam Champion winning the Europeans, Pan Americans, Brazilian Nationals, and the World Championships in 2017 before winning ADCC the same year to become a 3x ADCC Super Grand Slam Champion in the same year.
Fans are anxious to see Cris Cyborg return to the cage for Bellator MMA, where an expected fight against former UFC Champion Contender Cat Zingano is expected to take place. Zingano is the last women to defeat Amanda Nunes and considered one of the top contenders in the world now that she has the ability to compete at a healthy sustainable weight of 145lbs. Will we see Cris Cyborg continue her new passion for submission in a possible matchup against Cat Zingano? Be sure to join our premium membership for a chance to ask Cris all your own questions in the groups private Q & A