Cris Cyborg worked eight rounds to defeat Simona Silva by decision for her first time in the boxing ring on Sunday at Fight Music Show 2 in Curitiba, Brazil.
The reigning Bellator featherweight champion, Cyborg has 20 knockouts in 26 mixed martial arts victories en route to UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC title wins. 60-day medical suspension following a knockout loss in Texas this August.
Declared Fight Music Show as a professional fight, despite the fact that the OBBoxe boxing commission refuses to watch the match and the Associação Paranaense de Lutas is only called upon to watch that match, it is still unclear if BoxRec will list Cyborg vs. Silva as a professional fight or exhibition. .
Cyborg landed harder punches in all eight two-minute rounds and counted on her chin as Silva, a veteran of 39 professional boxing matches, landed several hard punches as the fight progressed. Cyborg landed the best punches in the third and sixth rounds – a good right hand and a solid uppercut – but Silva refused to go back. The eighth round ended with a wild exchange of blows.
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As a result, Cyborg won by unanimous decision. Points were not announced. MMA Fighting won the fight 80-72 for Cyborg.
“I’m very happy,” Cyborg told FMS broadcast partner Combate after the win. “Simona is a very cool athlete, a boxing pioneer, and it is a great honor for me to fight her.”
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