Filed under: Featured , News , UFC For nearly a decade, Cristiane Justino has been one the biggest names in women’s MMA. Still, it took years of troubled negotiations and very public squabbles with company president Dana White for “Cyborg” to finally headline her first UFC event. It also took, as it did for her UFC debut four months ago, agreeing to a 140-pound catchweight. The UFC’s women’s divisions typically max out with the 135-pound bantamweight weight class, and Justino is a natural 145-pounder. It’s been a unique road, but Justino (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is now days away from facing Lina Lansberg (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) as the main attraction in her home country of Brazil. “(Justino) is a reality,” Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil operations, tells MMAjunkie ahead of UFC Fight Night 95, which takes place Saturday at Nilson Nelson gymnasium in Brasilia (8 p.m.
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Down in Brazil, UFC officials know ‘Cyborg’ draws: ‘People want to see her live’ – MMA Junkie