Cris Cyborg Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Spouse, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Career, Strikeforce, UFC, IFC, Amanda Nunes, Loss, Championships

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

Cris Cyborg Biography

Cris Cyborg is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. She is  currently signed with the UFC. She is the former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion. She rose to prominence when she won the Strikeforce title on August 15, 2009. She had defeating Gina Carano via first-round technical knock-out (TKO). As of March 27, 2019, she is #14 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Cris Cyborg Age|Cris Cyborg A Man

Cris Cyborg born as Cristiane Justino Venâncio on 9 July 1985 in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil. She is 33 years old as of 2018.Cyborg is a woman. She is tough and spends endless hours in the gym. This has made her to built an incredibly muscular frame

Cris Cyborg Height

She stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Cris Cyborg Weight

She is worth 144.6 lb (65.6 kg).
Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg Spouse

Cyborg got married to Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos was an MMA fighter . Cyborg “adopted” his nickname. In December 2011, the couple split. She has been a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2016.

Cris Cyborg Boyfriend

Cris is currently dating Ray Elbe Wallace. Ray Elbe Wallace is a trainer. Ray Elbe is a four-time MMA Champion and BJJ Black Belt who won a Silver Medal at the 2012 IBJJF Nogi World Championships.

Cris Cyborg Net Worth

Her net worth comes from her hard work in fights. She bought an expensive, but brand new Porsche luxury car for $286,000. She has an estimated net worth of  $5 million.

 Cris Cyborg Young| Cris Cyborg Early Career

Before kicking of ff MMA, she was a national-level team handball player in Brazil. She was later discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo. Rudimar Fedrigo was a Chute Boxe Academy trainer. In July 26, 2008, she made debut to MMA. Ths was during a fight against Shayna Baszler at EliteXC: Unfinished Business where she won the fight by TKO in the second round.

Cris Cyborg Strikeforce

Cyborg later signed to fight for Strikeforce. This made her to greatly increase the chance that a fight with Gina Carano would take place. In her Strikeforce debut, she faced Hitomi Akano on April 11, 2009, at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz. She came in six pounds overweight for the fight. Akano originally rejected the fight due to Cyborg failing to make weight but later accepted the fight.
She defeated Akano by TKO in the third round. Cyborg was interviewed by’s reporter Aaron Tru before the fight with Carano. When asked how long it would take to submit Carano with a choke hold, she choked him. On August 15, 2009, She fought Gina Carano at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg for the Women’s Featherweight Championship. Cyborg won via TKO at 4:59 of the 5:00 first round.
The card was the first time that a major promotion had featured a main event between women. After the match, she hugged Carano, and stated in her interview that she had the utmost respect for Carano, and that it was an honor to fight her. On January 30, 2010, she defended her title against Dutch standout Marloes Coenen at a Strikeforce event. She won the fight via TKO at 3:40 of round 3. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated that the next challenger for Cyborg would most likely be Erin Toughill.
However, Toughill later announced her intentions to leave Strikeforce and plans for the fight were cancelled. On April 7, 2010, Coker stated that Cyborg would fight again in June. She faced Jan Finney at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum and won the fight via KO in the second round. Her contract with Strikeforce expired on June 26, 2011. She renewed her Strikeforce contract on August 25, 2011.

Cris Cyborg Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

In March 2015, Cyborg was announced to have signed with the UFC. She made her promotional debut at UFC 198 against Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 pounds. She won the fight by TKO in the first round. On September 24, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 95, Cyborg facced Lina Länsberg. Lina Länsberg was a newcomer by then. The fight was stopped midway through the second round. This was after the referee saw that Länsberg could not effectively defend herself.
In December 2016 UFC was notified of a potential USADA doping violation by Cyborg. Cyborg’s team immediately responded that it was in regards to a substance that helped her recover from her weight cut. On February 17, 2017, Cyborg was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE). Her suspension was lifted, and she was immediately eligible to compete. In March 2017 Cyborg vacated her Invicta Featherweight title and called out Germaine de Randamie for the belt targeting UFC 214 in Anaheim, California.
The match fell apart since Germaine de Randamie refused to fight Cyborg stating that Cyborg was a proven drug cheater and she was willing to get stripped of the belt for not fighting Cyborg. De Randamie was stripped of her belt on June 19, 2017, by UFC and Cyborg was expected to face Megan Anderson to fight for the vacated UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. On June 27, Anderson pulled out of the fight due to personal reasons and was replaced by current Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger.
Cyborg won by TKO in the third round to claim her first UFC championship. In the first defense of her title and the first fight of her new four-fight contract, Cyborg faced Holly Holm on December 30, 2017, in the main event at UFC 219. She won the fight via unanimous decision. This win also earned her her first Fight of the Night bonus. Cyborg faced former Invicta bantamweight champion, Yana Kunitskaya, on March 3, 2018, at UFC 222 for her second featherweight title defense.
Cyborg won the fight by TKO in the first round. After the win, she gave out 222 burgers to Los Angeles’ homeless, as her way of celebration. Cyborg faced the reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship on December 29, 2018, at UFC 232. Nunes defeated Cyborg by knockout early in the first round, handing her her first knockout loss in MMA.

Cris Cyborg Invicta Fighting Championships (IFC)

Cyborg signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships on February 15, 2013. This was a month after Strikeforce folded. On April 5 2013, she was scheduled to make her debut at Invicta FC 5. This was Penne vs. Waterson against Ediane Gomes to determine who would move on to face Marloes Coenen. Even after all that, Cyborg faced Fiona Muxlow since Gomes suffered an injury.
Cyborg won the bout via TKO in the first round. On n July 13, 2013, she faced Marloes Coenen in a rematch for the inaugural Invicta FC Featherweight Championship at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg. She become the first Invicta FC featherweight champion. on September 20, 2013, she returned to Muay Thai. Her return was to face Jennifer Colomb at Lion Fight 11 in Las Vegas.
She defeated the previously undefeated Frenchwoman by TKO in round three. She had been set to fight Martina Jindrova but Jindrova withdrew with injury. On March 28, 2014, she lost a five-round unanimous decision against Jorina Baars in a fight for the inaugural Lion Fight Women’s Welterweight Championship in the co-main event of Lion Fight 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Baars officially knocked down Cyborg in the first round with a head kick and in the fifth round with a spinning heel kick, although referee Tony Weeks missed at least two other occasions throughout the fight where a knockdown could have been issued. Cyborg hit the canvas from a front kick in one occasion and from a knee on another, both times they were ruled slips by the referee.
In February 2015, Cyborg returned to MMA to defend her Invicta Featherweight title against Charmaine Tweet in the main event at Invicta FC 11. She successfully defended her title, winning the fight via TKO in just under a minute in the first round. Cyborg faced Faith Van Duin on July 9, 2015, at Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin. She won the fight by TKO in the first round due to a knee to the body and punches.

Cris Cyborg Vs Amanda Nunes|Cris Cyborg Loss

Cris Cyborg Felt disrespected after UFC 232 Knockout Loss To Amanda Nunes. Cris Cyborg’s reign as UFC women’s featherweight champion began in July 2017. That reign ended on December 29, 2018 at UFC 232. Cyborg began her tenure as champion with a knockout win.Dec 31, 2018

Cris Cyborg Wwe|Cris Cyborg And Ronda Rousey

Cris Cyborg Vs Holly Holm

In the UFC 219 results, Cris Cyborg defeated Holly Holmin. This was during the Dec 31, 2017 fight. This was Cris Cyborg first time in her 13 years MMA career to find an opponent who could push her into a fifth round. To Holly Holm, it was the other round. In Cyborg defeat to Holm, Cyborg  defended her UFC featherweight title via competitive unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC 219. The performance topped off a year-end card that also saw Khabib Nurmagomedov score a scarily dominant win over Edson Barboza and reestablish his place among the world’s best at 155 pounds. Check out reaction to UFC 219 below.

Cris Cyborg Championships| Cris Cyborg Accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • Two successful title defenses
  • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Holly Holm


  • Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight World Championship (One time; First; Last; Only)
  • Two successful title defenses
  • 2010 Female Fighter of the Year

Invicta Fighting Championships

  • Invicta FC Featherweight World Championship (One time, First)
  • Three successful title defenses
  • Performance of the Night (two times) vs. Charmaine Tweet and Faith Van Duin

World MMA Awards

  • 2010 Female Fighter of the Year
  • 2009 Female Fighter of the Year

Women’s MMA Awards

  • 2013 Featherweight of the Year
  • 2011 Female Fan Favorite of the Year
  • 2010 Female Featherweight of the Year
  • 2009 Female Featherweight of the Year
  • 2009 Headline of the Year w/ Gina Carano in Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg WMMA Awards

  • 2013 Featherweight of the Year


  • 2010 Beatdown of the Year vs. Jan Finney on June 26
  • 2010 All-Violence Third Team

Sports Illustrated

  • 2009 Female Fighter of the Year

Fight Matrix

  • 2010 Female Fighter of the Year

  • 2009 Female Fighter of the Year

  • 2009 Female Fighter of the Year

  • 2016 Debut of the Year.

Submission grappling

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation

  • 2012 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Female Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2011 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Female Purple Belt Gold Medalist

Abu Dhabi Combat Club

  • 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Bronze Medalist

Kickboxing Muay Thai Awards

  • 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Jorina Baars at Lion Fight 14

Amateur wrestling
Federação Paulista de Luta Olímpica

  • 2007 Brazil Cup International Senior Women’s Freestyle Gold Medalist

Federação Paranaense de Lutas Associadas

  • Paraná Senior Women’s Freestyle State Championship (2007)

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