Cris Cyborg Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Nov 29, 2023 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
Cris Cyborg won a total of 36 titles in the world championships and games.
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About Cris Cyborg

Known initially as Cristiane Justino Venâncio, Cris Cyborg is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist.
Cris Cyborg currently holds the title of Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion. Coming from Curitiba, Brazil, Cris Cyborg, has paved her way to winning some prestigious matches in the history of the mixed martial arts arena or MMA history.
Cris has been active since the year 2005. She rose to fame when she used her impressive technical knockout to defeat the record-holding Gina Carano and won the Strikeforce title. She has, since then, won the UFC Championship and also made a name in the Strikeforce and Invicta Fighting Championships.
Please continue reading this article to learn more about the Brazilian-American mixed martial artist Cris Cyborg, including information about her net worth, lifestyle, and achievements.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cris Cyborg’s net worth?

Cris Cyborg has attained a massive net worth of about $28 million throughout her successful career as one of the greatest female mixed martial artists of all time.

How much does Cris Cyborg earn per year?

Although Cyborg's primary source of income comes from her participation in the sports arena, she has endorsed several brands that add up to her annual income. She has promoted brands like Fusion Labs, Reebok, Dunkin' Orange County, and Air Asia. Overall, her yearly average income keeps fluctuating and is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cris Cyborg?

Cris Cyborg has an average height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm).

How old is Cris Cyborg?

Born on July 9, 1985, Cris Cyborg is 36 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Cris was born in Curitiba, Brazil to parents Jurandir Venâncio Justino and Bersima G.A. Moraes. Her parents were divorced when she was at a very young age. She has a brother named Rafael.
Although much information about her early life, high school, and college is not available, she started playing handball at the mere age of 12. It was the beginning of her sports career, and she participated at a national level in Brazil. Later, she has received several scholarships due to her sports access to various universities.
She pursued physical education at Paraná, Curitiba. She was soon discovered by a Chute Boxe Academy trainer Rudimar Fedrigo who inspired her to join the world of fighting. She received American citizenship in the year 2016.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cris Cyborg’s partner?

Cristiane Justino Venâncio was married to the MMA fighter Evangelista Santos whose nickname was Cyborg, and Cris adopted the nickname from him. The couple stayed together till 2011 before separating.
Currently, Cris is known to be dating the former MMA athlete Ray Elbe from 2017. Cris Cyborg has adopted her niece Gabby Justino, who is 14 years old now.

Career And Professional Highlights

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Cris made her professional MMA debut in 2005 when she was 19 years old. Her first fight was against the BJJ champion Erica Peas, but she eventually lost the match by submission in the first round. Cris Cyborg saw her first victory against Vanessa Porto, and her subsequent matches were all wins in the Brazilian Storm Samurai by her technical knockout finish in the first round. She went on to defeat Shayna Baszler and Yoko Takahashi in her early career. Cris Cyborg earned her BJJ purple belt in 2009 under Cristiano Marcello.
From 2009 onwards, Cris Cyborg signed on with Strikeforce, winning her debut match against Hitomi Akano as she defeated her in the third round. Cyborg fought for the Women's Featherweight Championship against Gina Carano and defeated her in the first round, winning the title. She defended her Strikeforce title until 2011 by defeating Marloes Coenen and Jan Finney. She renewed her contract with Strikeforce and went on to defeat Hiroko Yamanaka in the first round.
By 2013, Cris Cyborg made a comeback by signing on with Invicta Fighting Championship, where she defeated Fiona Muxlow by TKO in her debut match. She defeated Marlos Coenen and became the first Invicta FC Featherweight Champion. She defended her title by winning a match against Jennifer Colomb in Las Vegas but lost to Jorina Baars. In 2015, she again defended her title by defeating Charminar Tweet and Faith Van Duin.
She signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC in the year 2015. She defeated Leslie Smith in her debut match at the UFC 198. In the same year, at UFC 214, Cris faced the Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger and defeated her to earn her first UFC championship. Later, Cyborg defeated Holly Holm, Yana Kunitskaya, and Felicia Spencer at the UFC grounds. The UFC president did not renew the contract with Cris, and so she signed with Bellator MMA in 2019. She defeated Julia Budd to win the Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship in 2020. She has defended her Bellator MMA fighter title by defeating Arlene Blencowe, Leslie Smith, and Sinead Kavanagh. She has restored her Bellator MMA title till now.

Charity Work

Cris Cyborg is a part of Fight For The Forgotten, alongside Justin Wren, the organizer. Fight For The Forgotten makes wells and provides water to Ugandan Pygmys. She also partnered with A Good Print to support the Fight For The Forgotten.

What awards has Cris Cyborg won?

Apart from winning the Bellator MMA, UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta Fighting Championships, Cris has also won three World MMA Awards, five Women's MMA Awards, two Sherdogs, 2009 Sports Illustrated Female Fighter of The Year, Fight Matrix,, three Submission Grappling Awards and one kickboxing award.

Other Interesting Cris Cyborg Facts And Trivia

  • Cris' fight against Gina Carano was featured at the Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg and was the first time that a major promotion had featured a woman event.
  • Cris Cyborg won the UFC Fight of the Night against Holly Holm.
  • Owing to her personal life, Cris Cyborg is the first mother in the UFC sport.

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Cris Cyborg Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Cristiane Venâncio

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173 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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MMA Fighter

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Ray Elbe


Jurandir Venâncio Justino, Bersima GA Moraes


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