UFC 198

Cyborg to make UFC debut in catchweight bout at UFC 198

The long awaited arrival of Invicta FC’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has finally come.

The UFC broke news today that Cyborg will fight in a 140-pound catchweight bout against Leslie Smith at UFC 198 on May 14  at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

UFC 198 - Cyborg vs Leslie Smith

Cyborg (15-1, 1NC) has not lost a professional mixed martial arts bout in more than 10 years.  Since arriving at Invicta FC in April 2013, Justino has rattled off five consecutive wins.

Smith (8-6-1) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rin Nakai at UFC Fight Night 85 on March 19.

According to MMAJunkie the most recent UFC 198 card includes:

  • Champ Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight title
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva
  • Corey Anderson vs. Mauricio Rua
  • Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia
  • Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman
  • Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
  • Rob Font vs. John Lineker
  • Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith

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