As Cris Cyborg gears up for the third defense of her UFC featherweight title at UFC 232, relives one of her most destructive performances to date.
The power that Cristiane Justino brings to the table makes her by far and away the most feared fighter in mixed martial arts today.
The fact that the UFC built a women’s featherweight division with the sole purpose of housing the Brazilian is a testament to the air of invincibility she brings to the table each and every time she steps in there.
In Amanda Nunes, however, she will face a uniquely dangerous threat to her ten-year unbeaten streak.
Like Cyborg, Nunes brings volume and power with her to proceedings and on top of that, she has displayed both elite technical prowess and the ability to manage her gas-tank over five rounds.
Although she will give up size to her opponent, Nunes is by no means to be counted out of this fight.
Cyborg has made easy work of each of the bantamweights who have stepped up to face her so far – with the exception of Holly Holm – and in one of her most impressive UFC wins to date, she similarly dismantled Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 earlier this year.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena