Cris Cyborg is the first fighter, regardless of gender, to win major championships in in four different fight promotions in the history of MMA.
In her Bellator debut Cyborg (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) claimed the company’s women’s featherweight crown to a career list of accomplishments that includes Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and the UFC.
Cyborg gradually wore down a tough Julia Budd before finishing things with a tremendous flurry in the fourth round of their Bellator 238 headliner, capturing the title via TKO at the 1:14 mark.
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Bellator 238 results:
Cris Cyborg def. Julia Budd via TKO (strikes) — Round 4, 1:14 (women’s featherweight title bout)
Darrion Caldwell def. Adam Borics via submission (rear-naked choke — Round 1, 2:20 (featherweight grand prix quarterfinal bout)
Juan Archuleta def. Henry Corrales via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28. 29-28)
Sergio Pettis def. Alfred Khashakyan via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 3:00
Raymond Daniels def. Jason King via TKO — Round 1, 3:07 Emilee King def. Ava Knight via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 2:18
Brandon Bender def. Joshua Jones via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Aaron Pico def. Daniel Carey via KO (punch) — Round 2, 0:15
AJ Agazarm def. Adel Altamimi via submission (triangle choke) — Round 3, 1:22
Mario Navarro vs. Jay Jay Wilson def. Navarro via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 2:48
Curtis Millender def. Moses Murrietta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Chris Avila def. Anthony Taylor via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Miguel Jacob def. David Pacheco via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)