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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Women’s Featherweight
When is Cyborg vs Smith?
Cris Cyborg is set to fight Leslie Smith, as the main event of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest is for the Bellator women’s featherweight championship.
Cyborg vs Smith stats
Cris Cyborg steps into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Leslie Smith will make her way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Cyborg has a massive power advantage over Smith, boasting at 78% knock out percentage over Smith's 42%.
Cris Cyborg is the younger woman by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 1 inch over Cyborg. Despite this, she has 3-inch reach advantage.
Cyborg is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made her debut in 2005, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2009. She has fought 5 less professional rounds, 52 to Smith's 57.
Cyborg vs Smith form
Cyborg has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight, she defeated Arlene Blencowe on 15th October 2020 by in the 2nd round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Julia Budd on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, she had beat Felicia Spencer on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Before that, she had been beaten by Amanda Nunes on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
She had won against Yana Kunitskaya on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Cyborg's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.