Also featuring on the UFC Fight Night 95 card was a thunderous stoppage from Roy Nelson against Bigfoot Silva, along with a handful of choke submissions and a first win for Renan Barão at his new division.
The night belonged, as was expected, to Cyborg - securing her legacy as arguably the greatest female mixed martial artist ever, enduring a terrifying weight cut to win in front of her compatriots.
Highlighting the preliminary action was a shrewd submission from Erick Silva, who executed a canny step back to submit Luan Changas. With his opponent grabbing his wrist and going down to the canvas, Silva - who was in front of him - took a step back and immediately locked in the rear-naked choke to force the tap. Vicente Luque also took some of the headlines as his lightning fast hands tore through Hector Urbina in around a minute.
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Following that was another turf battle of the green and yellow flag and the red, white and blue - a common theme of the event in the capital of Brazil. This time round, though, there wouldn't be jubilation for the fans in attendance as Eric Spicely pulled off an eye-opening submission upset. Thiago Santos was handed a second straight loss, succumbing to a rear-naked choke after Spicely worked excellently to get the takedown.
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Roy Nelson KICKS the referee after stopping the fight late at #UFCBrasilia! 😳😂 pic.twitter.com/0MYM3TnrqE— TheMMAMatrix 👊 (@TSM_MMA) September 25, 2016
Former Bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão got his first win at featherweight as he outworked Phillipe Nover over the course of three rounds. Showing some shades of his old self, the home fighter managed to land some quality kicks and do some work on the mat, but would tire later on unable to make as much of an influence. Nonetheless, it was enough to dob the job on the scorecards, taking the unanimous decision.
In the main event, Cris Cyborg stopped Lina Lansberg in the second round with an annihilation against her European counterpart. The Swede did well to hang in there early on, with the Invicta champion rushing and applying pressure early on, looking for big shots as she backed up. Clinching and holding on - for dear life at times - was instrumental in Lansberg being able to stay in the contest, but Cyborg was simply too powerful.