(So this is what it’s like to see Cris Cyborg lose a standup fight. Interesting. Props: AXS TV Fights)
Last night in Las Vegas, Cris Cyborg faced undefeated Dutch Muay Thai champ Jorina Baars for the Lion Fight welterweight (145-pound) title. But unlike her previous matches in MMA and Muay Thai, Cyborg wasn’t able to bully her way to a victory this time. Check out the video highlights above to see Baars use her long limbs and superior technique to out-gun Cyborg through five action-packed rounds. Baars won by unanimous decision (49-45, 48-45, 49-44), and extends her impressive Muay Thai record to 36-0-3, while Cyborg drops to 2-1.
“I’m a Muay Thai fighter. She’s an MMA fighter,” Baars told MMAFighting.com after the fight. “I will beat her. That’s every opponent, I will beat them. It’s my sport. It’s my style…[Cyborg] is strong and she has power. But it’s not the hardest punch I’ve gotten hit with.”
After the jump: The complete Cyborg vs. Baars Lion Fight 14 match. Check it out while it lasts. Plus, full results from the event via LionFight.com.
LION FIGHT 14 MAIN EVENT:
Super Middleweight division
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gregory Choplin def. Marco Pique via Decision (Unanimous)
CO-MAIN EVENT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jorina Baars def. Cris Cyborg via Decision (Unanimous)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Shane Oblonsky def. Malaipet via Decision (Unanimous)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Eddie Abasolo def. Jonathon Wyderko via Decision (Unanimous)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Victor Saravia def. Anthony Castrejon via TKO 2:43 Rnd 3
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gaston Bolanos def. Brian Del Rosario via TKO 1:57 Rnd 4