ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

After years of speculation, Cris Cyborg finally made her UFC debut tonight at UFC 198, and she did not disappoint.

Fighting at a catchweight of 140 lbs, the Brazilian needed just 1:21 to bring down Leslie Smith, tagging her with a flurry of punches. Once on the ground, Cyborg continued with a ground-and-pound assault. Smith turned her back, and the referee intervened moments later.

You can check out the finish in the post-fight highlight video:

For her part, Leslie Smith seems pissed about the stoppage.

"I'm pissed as hell," she wrote on Instagram. "The fights that were allowed to keep going in the same cage on the same night showed that my fight was total bull."

Meanwhile, UFC champion Miesha Tate expressed an interest in a fight with Cyborg... granted Cyborg can drop another 5 lbs. to make bantamweight.


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