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Cris Cyborg vs. Simone Silva: Live round-by-round updates

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MMA Fighting features Cris Cyborg vs. Simone Silva live, updating Cyborg’s boxing debut on Sunday at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

The main event is expected to begin around 7:00 pm ET on FITE TV pay-per-view. Visit our Cyborg vs. Silva results page for what happened on the undercard and main event, which sees former WBO and WBA champion Acelino Freitas take on vale tudo legend Jose Landy-Jones at a boxing show.

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Cris Cyborg makes his boxing debut. Reigning Bellator featherweight champion Cyborg has won titles in the UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC, and has a 26-2 record (1 no contest) as an MMA fighter. The 37-year-old Brazilian is considered one of the greatest female fighters of all time.

Simona Silva is a veteran fighter with a record of 8-4 in mixed martial arts and 17-22 in professional boxing.

This eight-round competition is the co-main event of the Fight Music Show 2 event.

Check out Cris Cyborg vs. Simone Silva’s live blog below.

Round 1: That’s it guys. Cris Cyborg’s next chapter starts tonight. Carlos Santos is our referee. Cyborg makes his debut in the boxing ring in Brazilian green and yellow with the composition Conquistando o Impossível, which was processed live by pop singer Jamili. And here is Silva in black and silver. Much less pomp and circumstance for her. Cyborg, 37, is two years younger than Silva. They touch them and we leave. Silva throws an overhand but misses. The cyborg lands a few hits, then gets tied up in the corner. The cyborg goes forward, she goes with her body-head-body. The cyborg gets Silva into the ropes and uncorks the combination. A big flurry from Cyborg, but Silva responds with a strong punch. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg.

Round 2: The cyborg returns to her once or twice, and again. Now she accurately measured the distance. Cyborg throws again, but Silva dives and they tie up the ball. The cyborg is rapidly rushing forward. They trade combinations and slips of Silva in the horn. Not a knockdown. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (20-18 Cyborg.)

Round 3: The cyborg starts up fast, delivering a bunch of hits. Another tough left hand went to the Bellator champion. The cyborg chases Silva in the ropes and then connects with a hard right. Silva answers back, but she got the worst of it. Another left arm of the cyborg finds its target. She’s starting to get used to it. The cyborg misses the body-head, then binds. Shiva eats his right hand. They exchange blows on the bell. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (30-27 Cyborg.)

Round 4: The cyborg travels. She throws her jab and then misses with a powerful straight right hand. A heavy flurry in the corner from both women, but no one lands. Silva eats the mixture. Cyborg continues to work with this direct right. One or two misses for Cyborg. She delivers a hard punch to Silva’s face. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (40-36 Cyborg.)

Round 5: Quick tie in the center of the ring. Cyborg throws his jab and then delivers a good uppercut with his right hand. More jabs – Silva just eats them. The cyborg goes head-body-head as Silva gets trapped by the ropes. They break out to the center and Cyborg returns to her right arm. Another big flurry from Cyborg as she chases Silva to the corner and the Bellator champion smiles. She enjoys it. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (50-45 Cyborg.)

Round 6: Cyborg rolls a combination, but eats a hard meter for his troubles. Silva tries to capitalize, but misses her follow-up punches to the body and head. Cyborg continues to work on his jab. Heavy one-two for the Cyborg. Cyborg blocks a two-hit combo and then strikes back with his right hand. They exchange jabs. Silva does not let up. She’s still in it. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (60-54 Cyborg.)

Round 7: Cyborg builds up pressure with a couple of early flurries. Silva delivers body shots, then eats his left arm. Cyborg just misses with another left hook and then follows to the body. An accidental headbutt when Cyborg rushes inside at Silva against the ropes. Big exchange and Cyborg crushes Silva with a strong left hand! And another! The bell sounds just as everything heats up. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (70-63 Cyborg.)

Round 8: Cyborg picks up the pace to start the round. And as soon as I write this, everything slows down. Both women hide and want to take a picture. Cyborg swings and misses with a noose hook. Silva Hacks Cyborg Hard! The cyborg simply eats it and then responds with a left hand that lands flush. Silva shakes her head. The cyborg rushes to the ropes. They trade with their right hands! Huge salvo from Cyborg! A fun way to end a decent fight. MMA Fighting rates this 10-9 Cyborg. (80-72 Cyborg.)

Official result: Cris Cyborg def. Simona Silva by unanimous decision


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