While many people look at Cris Cyborg and see her 90% KO Career win ratio and think she is just a striker, that is because we have not had an opportunity for MMA’s only Grand Slam Champion to showcase her wrestling and grappling abilities.
An 8 year Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, Cyborg was promoted to the rank in 2012 after winning her second IBJJF Mundial’s competing in the Kimono at the Adult Purple Belt division. Having competed in wrestling, Cyborg has a win over Brazilian Olympian Aline Ferreira in addition to an ADCC Bronze Medal she earned competing at the prestigious Nogi championship.
Now Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion, Cyborg will return with THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS and Bellator MMA on the new CBS SPORTS NETWORK headlining the first live US event for Bellator MMA on the new network against 2x Boxing Champion Arlene Blencowe. Will we finally see Cris Cyborg earn her first career submission? Set your DVR now to record #CyborgVsBlencowe #Bellator249 Oct 15th now and find out!