Cris Cyborg makes her professional boxing debut vs. Simone Silva on Sept. 25 in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images
MMA Fighting has Cris Cyborg vs. Simone Silva live round-by-round updates for Cyborg’s boxing debut, which takes place Sunday at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
The main event is expected to begin around 7 p.m. ET on FITE TV pay-per-view. Check out our Cyborg vs. Silva results page to find out what happened on the undercard and the main event, which features former WBO and WBA champion Acelino Freitas facing vale tudo legend Jose Landy-Jons in a boxing exhibition.
Cris Cyborg will compete in her professional boxing debut. The current Bellator featherweight champion, Cyborg has held titles in the UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC while racking up a 26-2 (1 no contest) record as an MMA fighter. The 37-year-old Brazilian is widely considered to be one of the greatest female fighters of all-time.
Simone Silva is a veteran fighter with an 8-4 record as a mixed martial artist and a 17-22 record as a professional boxer.
This eight-round contest is the co-main event of the Fight Music Show 2 event.
Check out the Cris Cyborg vs. Simone Silva live blog below.
Round 1: Here we go, folks. Cris Cyborg’s next chapter starts tonight. Carlos Santos is our referee. Cyborg makes her debut boxing ring walk draped in Brazilian green and yellow with “Conquistando o Impossível” getting the live treatment from pop singer Jamily. And here comes Silva, wearing black and silver. Much less pomp and circumstance for her. Cyborg, 37, is two years Silva’s junior. They touch ‘em up and we’re off. Silva wings an overhand that miss. Cyborg paws out a few jabs, then ties up in the corner. Cyborg stalking forward, she goes body-head-body. Cyborg walks Silva into the ropes and uncorks a combination. Big flurry from Cyborg, but Silva answers with a hard shot of her own. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Cyborg.
Round 2: Cyborg goes back to her one-two, and again. She has her distance measured perfectly right now. Cyborg throws again but Silva ducks under and they tie up. Cyborg charges forward with a flurry off the break. They trade combinations and Silva slips at the horn. Not a knockdown. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Cyborg. (20-18 Cyborg.)
Round 3: Cyborg starts off fast, winging punches in bunches. Another hard left hand lands for the Bellator champ. Cyborg stalks Silva into the ropes then connects with a stiff right. Silva answers back but she got the worst of that one. Another Cyborg left hand finds its mark. She’s starting to settle in. Cyborg misses body-head then ties up. Siva eats a right hand. They trade punches at the bell. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Cyborg. (30-27 Cyborg.)