Cris Cyborg is the latest MMA star to cross over to the boxing ring and she’s just won her professional debut.
As the current Bellator featherweight champion as well as being a former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC titleholder, Cyborg was a big favorite in her debut at Fight Music Show 2 in Curitiba, Brazil against veteran boxer Simone Silva, who only holds a 17-22 career record in the squared circle.
And as expected Cyborg did go on to put in a solid performance, though she had to go the full eight rounds to emerge with a unanimous decision victory.
The bout was somewhat controversial due to the fact that her opponent was still supposed to be serving the remainder of a 60-day medical suspension after being KO’d in an event in Houston back in August.
As such, the OBBoxe commission refused to oversee the bout, which has led to some doubt as to whether Cyborg’s win will actually count on her professional record, or will be recorded as an exhibition bout instead.
Back in MMA, the 37-year-old Cyborg is currently in the midst of a six-fight winning streak, including having successfully defended her Bellator 145lb title four times in a row.