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Arguably the most feared women’s fighter in the world, Cris “Cyborg” Justino is officially coming to UFC, according to a company-issued release.

The Invicta featherweight champion will make her UFC debut as somewhat of a primer against Leslie Smith at a catchweight of 140 pounds at UFC 198 on May 14.

Cyborg (15-1) has traded barbs with Ronda Rousey over the last few years, teasing a potential superfight. UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Holly Holm have also been outspoken about a willingness to fight Cyborg if she ever came to the UFC.


After Cyborg runs through her opposition, the focus will shift to who she fights next, and that could be the biggest women’s bout in the organization’s history.

Richard Thompson is an associate editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @RThompson_91 

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