When Cris Cyborg first fought Leslie Smith back in 2016, it took only 81 seconds for Cyborg to get the TKO. The rematch on Friday night for the Bellator women’s featherweight title nearly went the distance, but it was also extremely lopsided and once again Cyborg came out victorious.
Cyborg stopped an extraordinarily tough with strikes with just nine seconds left in the final round of the Bellator 259 main event. Smith was dropped and hurt multiple times, taken down multiple times, and whatever offense she did muster up was answered by Cyborg and then some.
Afterward, Cyborg called out Cat Zingano for her next title defense, and it seems like the logical fight to make.