Martina Jindrova Injured, Cris Cyborg Draws French Champion for Friday’s Lion Fight 11

September 16, 2013
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CyborgFinney291SFLion Fight Promotions on Monday announced that French Muay Thai champion Jennifer Colomb is the new opponent to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino in a Lion Fight 11 women’s match on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Cyborg was originally slated to face Martina Jindrova, who had to withdraw from the bout due to injury, as announced on AXS TV’s Inside MMA recently.

“Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai champions.”

“I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up,” said Cyborg. “Nothing changes – I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night.”

Thirty-year-old Jennifer Colomb has an incredible record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The five-foot-nine-inch French Muay Thai champion trains with the renowned team Kan-Kra out of Bordeaux, France, and is known for her aggression, strength and crushing knockouts.  Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time ever that Colomb has fought in America.

“It is short notice, but I am ready and very excited to take this opportunity and fight for Lion Fight Muay Thai in America against one of the best female fighters in the world,” said Colomb.

Fighting out of San Diego, Cris Cyborg Justino is one of the top-ranked female mixed martial artists in the world. With a pro MMA record of 12-1-0-1, she is the former Strikeforce featherweight champion and current Invicta FC featherweight champion. She has fought in numerous Muay Thai competitions in her native Brazil and is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.

The Lion Fight 11 main event features Brazilian superstar Cosmo Alexandre taking on two-time WMC champion and Rajadamnern Stadium champion Nampon. In the co-main event, American Muay Thai star Kevin Ross will square off against former WBC Muay Thai Japan champion Tetsuya Yamato.

LION FIGHT 11 will take place at the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience Friday, Sept. 20, and airs live on AXS TV in the United States at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    She’s fighting at a carnival?

    • Maddawgmar

      No, Fremont Street is a strip of casinos in downtown Vegas covered by a huge light dome. They do concerts, fights and other things there.

      • TheCerealKiller

        I’ve been there before. It is kind of a carnival atmosphere.

  • Fat Bloke

    Cyborg needs to get into the UFC fast. Her news is getting more forgetful by the day.

    • TheCerealKiller

      No kidding! Lose ten pounds and come shut up Ronda once and for all.

  • jay

    doesnt matter where she fights, matters how much she is getting paid. I am sure she would rather fight for a no name promotion with no one watching and make $15k rather than fight on Invicta PPV where a ton of people see and make $10k. I think I did the right thing. Eventually the UFC will add 125 and 145 woman classes, 115 as well, and Tito is raising Cyborgs stock to maximum value until than. Disregard the steroid factor for a second and think; what sense does it make to have her deplete herself to a point of sickness and lose to anyone or sign with the UFC and not make weight? Ronda is a huge 135, and Cyborg is taller and leaner. 135 is not feasible steroids or not. BTW, Stanzolol is aka Winstrol and is used to suck water out of the body and give a hard/dry/vascular look for bodybuilders. I wouldn’t be surprised if the water loss and muscle gain negated each other and cyborg weighs the same with or without the drug, though she undoubtedly had a strength advantage from using it.

    • jay

      I think Tito I mean

    • Dark Side

      like your mom,
      and your mouth.

  • Lucas Freire

    I know it’s a mma page but…
    Cosmo Alexandre vs Nampon!!!!!!!
    And Kevin Ross against Yamato will also be a great bout!