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The only surprise was that the fight got out of the first round.

Cris "Cyborg" Justino clobbered Lina Lansberg, handing her one of the worst beatings in women's MMA history.

When the fight was over, Lansberg's left eye was swollen shut, and her face was bruised and bloodied.

Cyborg began the fight with a big right hand, and then unloaded her first round of punches. Lansberg, however, showed great survival instinct by grabbing Cyborg and holding onto her. Cyborg was unable to unleash her vicious arsenal of punches when Lansberg tied her up.

At one point, the referee separated the two, as Lansberg was merely holding on.

Lansberg also showed that she has a strong chin, taking Cyborg's punches in the first round. In the second round Cyborg came out stronger, pounding her with punches. This time, when Lansberg held onto her, Cyborg took her down with a solid double leg, then pounded her face with a series of punches.

Lansberg was unable to mount any kind of defense, and the referee stopped the fight.

"I feel very blessed to be here tonight and I am glad to put on a great performance," Cyborg said.

She didn't call any other fighters out.

"I already have two belts at home." she said. "I just want to put on superfights for my fans and make them happy."

The fight was contested at 140 pounds.

Lansberg thanked the UFC and Cyborg for the opportunity.

"I really enjoyed this," Lansberg said. "Cris is really amazing in every way. I thought I would do a little better, but she is really good. Thank you so much, Cris."

The ultimate women's fight would be Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey, but it's unclear if Rousey would move up to 140 pounds to fight Cyborg.


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