Cristiane Justino Venancio more popularly known as Cris Cyborg is a mixed martial artist who currently holds the title of UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion. Other titles she held in the past include Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion.Image Credit: Michael Dunn
So what is Cris Cyborg net worth in 2018? What are Cris Cyborg ‘s salary/earnings? Read on…
Cris Cyborg was born on July 9, 1985 in Curitiba, Brazil. Cyborg was a handball player and was discovered by Rudimar Fedrigo of Chute Box Academy. She now lives in San Diego, California and is part of The Arena MMA. She was married to MMA fighter Evangelista Cyborg Santos until December 2011. Cyborg has a black kruang in Muay Thai and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Cris Cyborg’s first match in the United States was for the EliteXC: Unfinished Business where she won against Shayna Baszler. Her next fight was against Yoko Takahashi at EliteXC: Heat which she won. Cyborg signed with Strikeforce and was matched against Hitomi Akano for the debut fight that she won. For the Women’s Featherweight Championship title, Cyborg fought against Gina Carano and she won. She defended her title and won against Marloes Coenen.
Cris Cyborg renewed with Strikeforce and fought against Hiroko Yamanaka. Cyborg won but she tested positive for the anabolic steroid, stanozolol. The fight’s result was changed, and she was suspended for a year and fined $2,500. Aside from Strikeforce, Cyborg also signed with Invicta Fighting Championships where she held the first Invicta FC Featherweight Championship title. She eventually signed with UFC in March 2018.
Cris Cyborg was slapped with a potential doping violation by the USADA. Her team responded to the allegation by explaining that the substance was used to help her with her weight cut. She was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption and could compete again. Cyborg is set to fight against Holly Holm at UFC 219 on December 30. Her exceptional fighting skills make Cyborg a strong opponent. With a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 no contest, we will definitely see more of her in the future.
Cris Cyborg earnings from UFC career alone are in hundreds of thousands of dollars. In all, we estimate Cris Cyborg net worth in 2018 at $5 million!