Cris Cyborg gave it her all in trying to defeat Jorina Baars for the Lion Fight women’s welterweight championship, but it wasn’t to be.
Cyborg, in only her third professional Muay Thai bout, tried to power through Baars, landing some of her ferocious head-hunting hooks, and frequently tossing Baars to the canvas. Baars used her reach and the experience of nearly 40 professional bouts to avoid many of Cyborg’s power shots.
Baar enlisted a stiff jab, setting up some powerful front kicks and jumping knees to the face that earned a unanimous nod from the judges.
Lion Fight 14 took place on Friday, March 28, in Las Vegas.
Gregory Choplin def. Marco Pique via Unanimous Decision
Jorina Baars def. Cris Cyborg via Unanimous Decision
Shane Oblonsky def. Malaipet via Unanimous Decision
Eddie Abasolo def. Jonathon Wyderko via Unanimous Decision
Victor Saravia def. Anthony Castrejon via TKO at 2:43, R3
Gaston Bolanos def. Brian Del Rosario via TKO at 1:57 R4
(Photo courtesy of Lion Fight and BenniePalmore.com)