Cris Cyborg Makes Weight for First UFC Headlining Bout

September 23, 2016

After days of worrying, Cris “Cyborg” Justino stepped on the scale Friday morning in Brasilia, Brazil, to make her UFC Fight Night 95 headlining bout with Lina Lansberg official.

Earlier this week on Monday, Cyborg still had 25 pounds to cut in order to make weight. According to middleweight champ Michael Bisping, Cyborg was running 10 miles a day, in addition to her fight workouts, in order to drop the weight.

02-Cris-Cyborg-Invicta-FC-13-weigh-750Cyborg also reportedly employed birth control pills to help her make weight. The various techniques she utilized were effective, as Cyborg stepped on the scale and hit the 141-pound mark, which was within the one-pound tolerance allowed for her 140-pound catchweight bout. Her opponent, Lina Lansberg, weighed 140 pounds.

One fighter failed to make weight, that being Michel Prazeres. He tipped the scale at 158 pounds, which was two pounds above the allowance for his lightweight bout with Gilbert Burns.

Prazeres was fined 20-percent of his fight purse, which goes to Burns.

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg takes place on Saturday at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil. It airs on Fox Sports 1 in the United States.

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UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Official Weigh-in Results

Main Card (on FOX Sports 1):
Cris “Cyborg” Justino (141) vs. Lina Lansberg (140)
Renan Barao (146) vs. Phillipe Nover (146)
Roy Nelson (258) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (265)
Paul Felder (155) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (186) vs. Eric Spicely (185)
Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Godofredo Pepey (146)

Prelims (on FOX Sports 1):
Gilbert Burns (156) vs. Michel Prazeres (158)*
Michinori Tanaka (135) vs. Rani Yahya (136)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Dustin Ortiz (124)
Erick Silva (171) vs. Luan Chagas (171)

Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass):
Alan Patrick (156) vs. Stevie Ray (156)
Vicente Luque (171) vs. Hector Urbina (170)
Glaico Franca (156) vs. Gregor Gillespie (156)

*Prazeres was fined 20-percent of his fight purse.

RELATED > UFC Brasilia: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Live Results

(Weights courtesy of MMAJunkie.com)

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