6-year-old “leukaemia fighter” wins contest, will go backstage with Cris Cyborg, attend UFC 214

By Tom Taylor - July 27, 2017

If you’ve been paying attention to the social media accounts of Cris Cyborg over the last few days, you’ll know that she’s been promoting an awesome contest for her fans. The winner of this contest will attend the fights, be given a special backstage experience, and have the opportunity to meet Cyborg and many of the card’s other stars.

Cris Cyborg contest winner

One of the more compelling video submissions from this contest came from six-year-old Ashlynn and her mother. As their submission explains, Ashlynn has been battling leukaemia.

This video from Ashlynn generated attention from many members of The MMA Community, and even prompted a response from Cyborg herself.

As it turns out, young Ashlynn has been crowned the winner of this awesome contest. As such, you might just see her cage-side during the UFC 214 broadcast.

Cris Cyborg will battle Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title in one of three title fights on the UFC 214 bill. The second title fight on the bill will pit welterweight champ Tyron Woodley against fearsome grappler Demian Maia, while the third will see light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier take on former champ Jon Jones in a heated grudge match.

What do you think of this contest from Cris Cyborg? Join the conversation in the comments section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2017.


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