Cris Cyborg wins second UFC fight with second-round KO

Nissi Icasiano
Cris Cyborg wins second UFC fight with second-round KO
Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino scores her 15th career knockout victory by finishing Lina Lansberg at the 2:29 mark of the second round

MANILA, Philippines – Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino effortlessly trounced Swedish newcomer Lina Lansberg in her second Octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 95 on Saturday, September 24 (Sunday, September 25 in Manila) at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasília, Brazil. 

Justino scored her 15th career knockout victory by finishing Lansberg at the 2:29 mark of the second stanza with a volley of vicious strikes on the ground. 

“I knew she had good Muay Thai and wanted to keep the fight standing,” Justino said in her post-fight interview. “So I took her down and showed my ground work.” 

As a spine-chilling smile was seen across her face at a few points of the bout, the 31-year-old Brazilian juggernaut punished Lansberg with solid punches and lashing kicks, battered her with hard knee shots in the clinch, and even converted two takedown attempts. 

In the second round, Lansberg ate a strong right hand from Justino that badly swelled her left eye. 

“Cyborg” secured the stoppage by dragging her opponent down to the mat before raining down a series of staggering elbows and vicious right hands to compel referee Mario Yamasaki to wave it off.

With the impressive triumph over Lansberg, Justino extends her winning streak to 7 fights and improves her professional fighting record to 17-1, 1 NC.

Meanwhile, Lansberg snaps her 6-match victory parade and downgrades to a win-loss slate of 6-2. –

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