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Justino vs. Smith

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Oddsbot
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03.28.2016 | 5:56 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Justino vs. Smith. Let's see what you've got.

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Cris Cyborg defeats Leslie Smith via KO/TKO at 1:21 of Round 1

Cris Cyborg
Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith

Cyborg
KO/TKO
Round 1

Cris Cyborg Leslie Smith

"The Peacemaker"

15-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-6-1
Climbed to 16-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 8-7
-2000 (Huge Favorite)   Betting Odds   +1000 (Huge Underdog)
Brazil   Nationality   United States
San Diego, California   Fighting out of   Pleasant Hill, California
30 years, 10 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 6 days
139.0 lbs (63.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   139.0 lbs (63.0 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'9" (175cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   65.5" (166cm)
Chute Boxe Long Beach   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Tapology Community Predictions: 1503  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Smith
2%
Cyborg
98%

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skelliher
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03.28.2016 | 5:56 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Smith has proverbial balls, but they won't help.

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03.28.2016 | 6:09 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

I don't think Cyborg can KO Smith, unless she takes Smith's ear clean off.

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03.28.2016 | 6:16 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

I really see Cyborg trying to rush her early in the first and Smith takes it like a boss and puts her hands in the air and says "that all you got?" 

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unbeknownst
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03.28.2016 | 7:05 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

win or lose, I could see Leslie Smith Diaz'ing Cyborg.

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03.28.2016 | 7:08 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

I'm excited for Cyborg's UFC debut and think she'll beat Smith pretty handily, but I have nothing but respect for her. 

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03.28.2016 | 7:34 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

As much as I applaud Leslie Smith for having the gumption to face one of the most dominant women fighters in the world, Cyborg is going to beat the snot out of her and it will not be pretty.

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03.28.2016 | 8:17 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Leslie Smith doesn't give a ****, and I love it. She's a badass, but she is going to get massacred here. You're still cool tho, Leslie. 

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mikeyg
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03.28.2016 | 8:22 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Leslie is such a badass but her only chance is for Cyborg to gas out, and I've seen Cyborg beat the ever loving **** out of Coenen for 3 straight rounds, it's not likely going to happen. Cyborg merks her and we'll see if she gets a title shot or a #1 contender fight after that. Really hoped they'd make a 145 for her because I honestly see her beating everyone, do they make a 145 if that happens? Looking like not any time soon.
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03.28.2016 | 10:13 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

I hope they don't create a one women division for a fighter that's already close to 31. Who could they sign at this point that Cyborg hasn't already faced at 145. I'm not sure if this is a one off fight (because this event is in Curitiba) and she's going back to Invicta and their 145 division; or if this is a stepping stone for her finally making 135 in the UFC.

Hard to imagine her fighting in a soccer stadium for the UFC, then going back to fighting in event halls for Invicta.  

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mikeyg
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03.29.2016 | 1:00 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

If they had done it sooner they wouldn't have made a division for a 30 year old instead have made it for a 20 something year old. I mean, if Gina had beaten Cyborg, they would have instantly brought in women and made that 145 division, if Gina wanted to come back, they would highly consider 145. And the question remains, what if Cyborg beats everyone at 135 and doesn't want to fight at 135 anymore? then what? she just retires I guess?
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03.29.2016 | 5:21 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

This fight worries me ... Smith is too tough to be in there with a gigantic killer. I would rather Cyborg fight someone who's her equal (who?) or someone who has quit in her.

I just hope Leslie's corner is on point if **** starts getting nasty. For some reason, throwing in the towel in MMA is considered embarrassing or just doesn't happen.

Maybe Leslie can somehow bank on Cyborg punching herself out a-la Lombard, but if she doesn't I don't want to see her getting beaten senseless for 15 minutes by a freak of nature.

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03.29.2016 | 8:00 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

I feel bad for Smith.

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03.29.2016 | 8:21 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

This may over very quick. Hopefully Cyborg can successfully cut to 140 lbs. at a 12/1 favorite I wouldn't wager on those ridiculous odds with someone cutting more weight than usual and facing an opponent with nothing to lose. But I feel this match up is made for cyborg to look impressive as Lealie smith left a lot to be desired facing Nakai

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SlongKong
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03.29.2016 | 10:28 AM ET

easy fight for cyborg

little to no interst in this fight. if it wasnt in the ufc everyone would call smith a "can". Glad Cyborg gets a fight in Brazil like she wanted but having people who have publicly shamed you over and over as your boss is never good.


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03.29.2016 | 10:42 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Anyone who knows anything about MMA wouldn't call Smith a can. Her record is deceptive as ****. I don't give her much of a shot here, but I wouldn't give majority of the WBW Top 15 much of a shot here had any of them had the 'balls' to take this fight. Smith is tough enough to make this a fight. Who knows, man. What if Cyborg gasses? Smith never stops coming forward. This fight is interesting to me, and I'll accept it. Smith has more of a shot than Rousey has both now & 3 years ago.

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hdmexiqtioner
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03.29.2016 | 10:52 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Ohhhh. So now they want to do catch weight fights and want to accommodate Cyborg?
**** off Dana.

It is nice that now Ronda is out of the picture that the UFC wants Cyborg to fight.

* Edited at 03.29.2016, 11:16 AM ET *

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03.29.2016 | 11:27 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

the only way smith wins is cyborg gassing going full out and not finishing her. like a magny lomband situation 

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03.29.2016 | 12:19 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

@yossgold: I don't believe "throwing in the towel" by the corner is legal in MMA, like it is in boxing. Simply because the fighter can tap at anytime in any situation.

In between rounds the corner can ask the commission to stop the fight, but it's probably ultimately going to be up to the fighter if they want to go back out there again.  

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SlongKong
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03.29.2016 | 2:36 PM ET

y'all musta forgot!

throwing in the towel when Nate Diaz got KO'd by Josh Thompson. Ref was stopping it anyway but the towel was thrown. re-watch it.


and does ANYONE have ANY PROOF at all that this was offered to anyone besides Smith? you're a acting like smith was the only one that would except the fight.

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03.29.2016 | 3:36 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cyborg   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1  



around the :33 second mark

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