VIDEO | Cris Cyborg vs. Lina Lansberg staredown

September 23, 2016 6:43 pm by Evan Bell

Friday afternoon, the fighters of ‘UFC Fight Night: Brasilia’ hit the scales to weigh-in ahead of their scheduled bouts Saturday night.

Earlier in the day, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made weight for early weigh-ins, putting to rest doubts of whether or not she’d make weight. Throughout the course of the week, Cyborg has been extremely transparent regarding the fact that she has had an extremely rough weight-cut.

Invicta champion

In addition to reports surfacing through the media, Cyborg has been releasing video blogs detailing the struggles of cutting down to 141 pounds for her scrap with Lina Lansberg.

The weight-cut was so extreme that Cyborg reportedly had to cut nearly 10 pounds in the final 24 hours before hitting the scales Friday morning for early weigh-ins.

This isn’t the first time Cyborg has struggled to make weight. The Invicta FC featherweight champ made her UFC debut earlier this year against Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 pounds. While Cyborg won the fight, footage emerged after the fight of Cyborg crying backstage while cutting weight during fight week.

Cris Cyborg weighing in

Fortunately, Cyborg was able to make weight, and her fight with Lina Lansberg will proceed as planned Saturday night on Fox Sports 1.

In the video above, you can see Cyborg and Lansberg hitting the scales at the UFC ceremonial weigh-ins, and then having their final staredown before stepping into the Octagon in Brasilia, Brazil.


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