On tonight’s main card of UFC 214, Cris Cyborg met the long-reigning former Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger.
Round 1: Cyborg head hunting early on, but Tonya’s chin is holding up. Tonya doing a great job of avoiding brawling with Cyborg. Tonya back pedaling, picking her shots. Evinger gets a brief takedown, but Cyborg gets right back up. Evinger is tough as nails, eating everything Cyborg has thrown so far while trying to implement her gameplan. An accidental eye poke from a Evinger and a brief timeout, but they’re right back at it. The bell rings and were on to round two!
Round 2: This round looks to be taking place mostly on the feet. Tonya being really cautious, swinging wildly when she sees an opening but nothing is connecting with enough. Cyborg really doing a number with leg kicks, lands an unofficial 24/24 leg kicks. Evinger on the outside, waiting for the Cyborg to close the distance. Leg kicks starting to add up on Evinger, but Evinger is taking it all and more. Round ends on the feet.
Round 3: Tonya Evinger is in the third round with Cris Cyborg– for the first time ever since Cyborg has faced Marloes Coenen. Cyborg is patient– she has really evolved over time. More of the same as the first two rounds– Evinger earning a lot of respect. Cris lands a nasty knee! Evinger covers up and collapses, Cyborg pounces! Referee Beltran stops the fight at 1:56 into the third round!
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Cris Cyborg defeats Tonya Evinger via TKO at 1:56 of round 3.
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