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Apparently, people want to watch Cris Cyborg fight.

The Brazilian bomber drew the eighth largest audience in the history of UFC Fight Night cards. UFC Brasilia on Saturday was the 95th show in the series.

More than 1.1 million people watched Cyborg shut down Lina Lansberg in the second round.

Here's how the Top 10 ratings for the show break down, according to The Wrestling Observer.

Cyborg, 17-1, hasn't lost an MMA fight in more than 10 years. She typically wrecks her opponents in the first round and she has emerged as an intriguing personality in the world of mixed martial arts. The UFC has had difficulty finding opponents for her because she typically fights at 145 pounds. The UFC's largest weight division for women is 135 pounds, where marquee names such as Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate fight.

The UFC is likely to book Cyborg in more specialty attraction fights after the big ratings. UFC president, Dana White has said that Ronda Rousey would theoretically fight Cyborg, if the two could figure out a weight to fight at.

Cyborg dominated the fight against Lansberg before she KO'd her Round 2.

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