Cris Cyborg Biography

( 1985 - )
December 30, 2018
First published on:September 12, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Cris Cyborg

Date of Birth: 1985, July 9
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Cristiane Justino Venâncio
Birth Place Curitiba, Brazil
Famous Name Cris Cyborg
Net Worth $5 million
Nationality Brazilian-American
Profession MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC
Divorce Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (m. 2005 d. 2011)
Boyfriend Ray Elbe

Cristiane Justino Venancio or famously known as Cris Cyborg is a Brazilain American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. She is currently signed to the UFC under the featherweight division. She made her professional debut in  2005 and has been  Strikeforce  Women's Featherweight Championship, Invicta  FC  World  Featherweight Champion as well as UFC  Featherweight Champion.


As of 2018, her net worth is estimated $5 million. Regarding her personal life, she was married to MMA fighter Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos. Currently, she is engaged to Ray Elbe. 

Cris Cyborg Bio and Early Career

Cris Cyborg was born as Cristiane Justino Venâncio on  9 July 1985, in Curitiba, Brazil. Her star sign is Cancer. As per nationality, he is Brazilian and her ethnic background is unknown. She was raised alongside her sibling, Rafel  Justino by their parents. 

Cyborg was interested in the sports field since his early days and was a national-level team handball player in Brazil.  Later she opts to set up her career in MMA and trained under Rudimar Fedrigo, Chute Box Academy trainers.

Chris Cyborg Professional Career

Chris Cyborg began her career at Chute Boxe Academy, where she gained a reputation as one of the toughest women in the academy. In  26th July 2008, she made her debut against Shayna Baszler during EliteXC: Unfinished Business. She won the match in the second round.

After competing for various MMA promotions around the globe, she went on to sign with the American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships in March 2015.

Her debut match came against Blue belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Leslie Smith and won her very first match at the UFC. She later took on Tonya Evinger at the UFC  214-Cormier Vs Jones 2 for the vacant UFC Women's Featherweight Championship, on July 29,2017, and won via TKO at the third round of the bout.

Chris most famous match came against Holly Holm at the UFC  219 -Cyborg Vs Holm on December 30, 2017. She won the fight via a unanimous decision in the fifth round.

On 3rd March 2018, she defeated former Invicta bantamweight champion  Yana Kunitskaya, at UFC 22 via TKO in round 1.  However, Cyborg was defeated by Amanda Nunes UFC 232, on December 29, 2018, and Lost the UFC Women's Featherweight Championship. Her next fight is yet to announce. 

Chris Cyborg Personal Life

The Brazilain MMA athlete, Chris Cyborg stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 65 kg. She has a reach of  68 inches which she uses to her maximum effect during her matches against her opponents.

Moving towards her love life, she was previously married to her husband, Evangelista Santos. The duo met during a training session at the Chute Boxe Academy in the early years of her career. They dated years before tying the knot in 2005. 

However, the couple could not carry their relationship well and ended up divorcing in 2011. After divorce with her ex-husband, Cris Cyborg is in a relationship with boyfriend, Ray Elbe

The couple is now engaged and she according to several sources and reports have decided to adopted a baby girl whose aged is 12 but the name has not been revealed. 

Chris Cyborg Net Worth

Being one of the popular and most recognizable faces in the MMA  arena today, it comes as a no surprise that she has earned a good deal of money from her professional career as a successful MMA career.

Presently, she is signed to UFC and her total UFC career earning is listed below the table. 




May 14, 2016

UFC 198


September 24, 2016

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg


July 29, 2017

UFC 214


December 30, 2017

UFC 219


March 3, 2018

UFC 222


December 29, 2018

UFC 232


Furthermore, her net worth combined with her assets is assumed to be around $5 million which is expected to grow as her career prospers to the next level.

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