ByErik Fontanez, writer at
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Erik Fontanez

Cris "Cyborg" Justino is getting ready to make her UFC debut at UFC 198 this weekend, but prior to that was a long road. And in that road came a turn – a sharp turn.

In August of 2009, Cyborg took on Gina Carano in a promotion called Strikeforce. The fight was hailed as the best women's MMA fight that could be put together at the time. Carano was, back then, the face of women's MMA, and Cyborg was the fierce challenger looking to knock the queen off her crown.

And boy did she knock her.

The fight was arguably competitive for a majority of the opening round, but it was the final moments of the fight that really stood out. Check out the footage below.


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