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11-1-0

Cristiane Justino

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino

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  • Given Name: Cristiane Justino Venancio
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-1-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Cyborg
  • Current Streak: 11 Wins
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1985.07.09
  • Last Fight: July 13, 2013 in IFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 144.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Chute Boxe Long Beach
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $198,000 USD
  • Born: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: San Diego, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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In a sport dominated by male athletes, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos holds her own as one of the most ferocious and intimidating fighters of either gender. She is, put simply, female MMA's version of Wanderlei Silva, striking fear into opponents with a combination of superior power and reflexes, intimidating cage persona, and ruthless Muay Thai.


Though she lost her debut in 2005 by submission, it remains Santos's only professional loss. She went on a nine-fight winning streak thereafter, defeating notable female fighters Shayna Baszler, Hitomi Akano, and Yoko Takahashi. That impressive winning streak earned her a shot against the face of women’s MMA, Gina "Conviction" Carano. After a pre-fight buildup unprecedented in women's MMA history, "Cyborg" became the first woman to defeat Carano in professional competition, outmuscling and stopping her with strikes on the ground at the first round buzzer. Santos seized the Strikeforce 145 lb. Women’s Championship in August of 2009 in that watershed bout, the first major televised MMA event to be headlined by female fighters.


Santos has finished the vast majority of her professional fights by knockout or TKO. Training at the famed Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil, and the ex-wife of fellow professional MMA fighter Evangelista Santos, Santos utilizes punishing top control, aggressive striking, and the most physically imposing physique in women’s MMA. She earned her “Cyborg” moniker because of the frenetic pace she keeps in her fights, breaking an opponent's will through sheer aggression and physical dominance before finishing the fight in the latter rounds. Following the Carano bout, "Cyborg" has become one of female MMA's biggest stars.


Following a 16 second TKO over Hiroko Yamanaka it was revealed that Santos tested positive for an anabolic steroid. The match was ruled a No Contest and Santos had her license suspended for a year. There were talks about of setting up a match between Cyborg and Ronda Rousey when she returns to the ring but so far nothing has materialized, mostly because the parties involved couldn't agree upon the weight the fight would take place. Santos does not want to drop down to 135 and Rousey does not want to go up to 145 so it remains to be seen if they can make it work for this fight.


On February 15th 2013 it was confirmed that Santos had signed with Invicta FC. She faced Fiona Muxlow at Invicta FC 5 in April 2013. Right from the start the enraged Cyborg bombarded clearly overmatched Muxlow with hard strikes all over the cage and on the floor. To the credit of Muxlow, who didn't managed to put together any offence whatsoever, her toughness made her withstand the beating until the referee, Big John McCarthy, decided to stop the fight and physically removed Cyborg from the battered form of Ms. Muxlow at 3:46 in the first round. Cyborg was back. In the post fight interview she expressed her desire to fight again very soon and that many people will come to watch and enjoy the massacre.

Last updated 04.17.2014, 4:53 PM ET
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Cristiane Justino Featherweight Ranking History

Cristiane Justino MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:02 Round 4 of 5, 19:02 Total

Marloes Coenen
10-1-0 21-5-0

Invicta FC 6: Santos vs. Coenen 2
Main Event | Vacant Title | Featherweight | 145

2013.07.13
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.9 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:46 Round 1 of 3

Fiona Muxlow
9-1-0 6-2-0

Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.04.05
Odds: -2800 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Ediane Gomes Invicta FC 5 2013.04.05
Reason: Gomes Injury
No Contest | KO/TKO
0:16 Round 1 of 5

Hiroko Yamanaka
9-1-0 12-1-0

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2011.12.17
Odds: -1300 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $66,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs | Referee: Luis Cobian
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
2:56 Round 2 of 5, 7:56 Total

Jan Finney
8-1-0 8-7-0

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
Main Card | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2010.06.26
Odds: -1400 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 ($15K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:40 Round 3 of 5, 13:40 Total

Marloes Coenen
7-1-0 17-3-0

Strikeforce: Miami
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2010.01.30
Odds: -710 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 ($15K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:59 Round 1 of 5

Gina Carano
6-1-0 7-0-0

Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
Main Event | Vacant Title | Featherweight | 145

2009.08.15
Odds: -173 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($25K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#36 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:35 Round 3 of 3, 10:35 Total

Hitomi Akano
5-1-0 14-5-0

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
Main Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs

2009.04.11
Odds: -643 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($8K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 150.0 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 13:00 Total

Yoko Takahashi
4-1-0 16-9-3

EliteXC: Heat
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs

2008.10.04
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 148.5 lbs | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:48 Round 2 of 3, 7:48 Total

Shayna Baszler
3-1-0 10-4-0

EliteXC: Unfinished Business
Main Card | Catchweight | 140 lbs

2008.07.26
Odds: +193 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 140.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks

Marise Vitoria

Storm Samurai

2006.11.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Chris Schroeder

Storm Samurai

2006.01.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Vanessa Porto

Storm Samurai

2005.11.20
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Erica Paes

Sao Paulo Regional

2005.05.17

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