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Cris Cyborg to make her UFC debut against Leslie Smith in Curitiba at UFC 198

Cris "Cyborg" has asked for a release from the UFC, according to her manager, Tito Ortiz. Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images

After much talk, it is finally confirmed.

Brazilian powerhouse Cris Justino Cyborg will finally make her much anticipated UFC debut at UFC 198, on May 14, in Curitiba, Brazil.

Considered to be one of the most powerful female athletes in MMA history, Cyborg really wanted to be a part of the card to be held in her hometown of Curitiba.

She will be competing in a catchweight fight against Leslie Smith, at 139lb.

UFC 198 will be the first ever to be held in a soccer stadium in brazil, which could hold up to 40,000 people.

The card also includes Fabricio Werdum defending his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic and Ronaldo Jacaré vs. Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva vs. Urijah Hall, among many other great match ups.

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