Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Lyoto Machida has given his verdict regarding whom he thinks will dominate a Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” Justino bout. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion considers Cyborg as the “real deal” and believes she will destroy Rousey.
Cyborg is expected to make her massive debut in the UFC. With Machida being a fellow Brazilian, he was asked regarding his views on how she will fare at the mixed martial art (MMA) promotion.
“She is the real deal. She can beat anyone. She can take a punch and also she can give a punch.” Machida said, as reported by TMZ.
Rousey, who was ranked as the “Best Female Athlete Ever” by ESPN lost her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Cyborg has been demanding a fight with Ronda Rousey for a long time now and with her getting involved in the MMA promotion, the fight seems not too far away.
The 30-year-old Cyborg is the former Strikerforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and is the present FC World Featherweight Champion. She has fought 17 MMA bouts until now with 15 wins. Meanwhile, 13 out of those 15 have come by knockouts. Her only loss has come against Erica Paes and it was back in 2005.
Ronda Rousey is awaiting a return to The Octagon and MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce doesn’t think she will return at UFC 200. However, Dolce mentioned that Ronda’s comeback is being planned and she will dominate the world after she returns, as reported by mmajunkie.com.
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