Cris Cyborg walked into Octagon against Lina Lansberg weighing 170 pounds?

September 26, 2016 4:57 pm by Russell Ess
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Cris Cyborg’s journey on her dreadful weight cut to make the agreed catchweight of 140 pounds may have gotten more attention that her actual fight against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95 over the weekend.

With less than a week out from their fight, Cyborg stated on The MMA Hour that she was weighing around 165 pounds, meaning she had to drop close to 25 pounds in order to make the 140-pound catchweight limit.

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The Invicta 145-pound champion made the weight for the bout and finished Lansberg in the second round of their fight after Mario Yamasaki stopped Cyborg’s damaging offense to a downed Lansberg.

Ineterestingly, Akira Corassani, a former UFC fighter and member of Lansberg’s team brought out some interesting information regarding Cyborg’s weight when she actually stepped into the Octagon.

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Corassani posted the following message on Instagram:

“Everybody has a plan before they get hit”
Acceptance: With zero excuses and pure admiration for @linalansberg the obvious conclusion is… Cyborg is just a better fighter, too strong, too heavy possesses power that can put any woman or man to sleep. To accept that as a team is very hard trying to figure out what we could’ve done differently. We turned every stone in this weird and crazy camp doing over 100 interviews along with one month before the fight traveling to Brazil for a two day promo shoot. We did what we had to do but we fought the last boss with no “insert coin” option! The home country crowd wanted Lina dead covering Tag team’s song “Whoomp there it is” as she was walking in smiling! To make a long story longer… Lina had a chat with Cyborg where she mentioned that she walked into the cage at 170 lbs (77 kg). Now that means TWO weight classes up along with that additional skill level. What can be harder than doing all of this in your UFC debut!? I know she will be back and show what she is about but what she did taking this fight believing in herself is admirable! Fighters should ask themselves if they would do it? Forget about the average joe getting anxiety and jitters from singing at a half-empty karaoke bar! I am Linas biggest fan and I will make sure she bounces back! I wanna thank the REAL fans for their support and all the friends and family supporting her through this. She will be back! #TheWomanInTheArena”

"Everybody has a plan before they get hit" Acceptance: With zero excuses and pure admiration for @linalansberg the obvious conclusion is… Cyborg is just a better fighter, too strong, too heavy possesses power that can put any woman or man to sleep. To accept that as a team is very hard trying to figure out what we could've done differently. We turned every stone in this weird and crazy camp doing over 100 interviews along with one month before the fight traveling to Brazil for a two day promo shoot. We did what we had to do but we fought the last boss with no "insert coin" option! The home country crowd wanted Lina dead covering Tag team's song "Whoomp there it is" as she was walking in smiling! To make a long story longer… Lina had a chat with Cyborg where she mentioned that she walked into the cage at 170 lbs (77 kg). Now that means TWO weight classes up along with that additional skill level. What can be harder than doing all of this in your UFC debut!? I know she will be back and show what she is about but what she did taking this fight believing in herself is admirable! Fighters should ask themselves if they would do it? Forget about the average joe getting anxiety and jitters from singing at a half-empty karaoke bar! I am Linas biggest fan and I will make sure she bounces back! I wanna thank the REAL fans for their support and all the friends and family supporting her through this. She will be back! #TheWomanInTheArena

A photo posted by Akira Corassani (@akiracorassani) on

What are your thoughts on the massive weight cut and the difference in actual weight during the fight from Corassani’s statement? Share your opinion in the comment section on weight cutting in mixed martial arts.


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