Cris Cyborg (20-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC)
Featherweight (145lbs.): 4-1 (UFC), Former Women’s Featherweight Champion (two successful title defenses)
Catchweight (140lbs.): 2-0 (UFC)
Cris Cyborg is still one of the most feared fighters in the UFC. Even after Cris was stopped in the very first round by double champ Amanda Nunes in the last card of 2018, many fans and fighters still consider her to be the woman to beat at 145lbs. When Cyborg first entered the Octagon she was by far the biggest woman with the organization. The women’s featherweight division had yet to be formed so she had to fight her first couple of bouts at a special catchweight. Its been incredibly well documented that Cyborg had been brought into the promotion to fight Ronda Rousey, one of the biggest fighters in the sport at the time. But Cyborg was way too big to ever safely make it to the bantamweight limit, much less fight the very next day. The Rousey and Cyborg fight would never come to be but Cyborg still cut a tremendous amount of weight for special catchweight bouts with a couple of opponents where she showed of her scary striking power, brutalizing her smaller opponents. When the promotion introduced the featherweight class for women, Cyborg was so intimidating the inaugural women’s featherweight champion, Germaine de Randiame, flat out refused to fight the Brazilian and relinquished her title. Cris won the vacant title in 2017 with a decisive three-round beating of the valiant Tonya Evinger. Cyborg terrorized the featherweight division until Amanda Nunes came up from bantamweight and shocked the world, knocking her out in the very first round of their bout at the end of 2018. Now with the end of her UFC contract looming, Cyborg is taking on a relative newcomer in Felicia Spencer, a former Invicta FC featherweight champion in a title eliminator in the most shallow division in the sport.