Cristiane Justino's Blogs

  • Video: UFC 198 ‘Embedded’ Episode 1 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Fabricio Werdum meets the governor of Parana, Stipe Miocic sharpens up at the gym and Cris “Cyborg” Justino returns to her hometown in the first episode of “UFC 198 Embedded.”

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  • UFC 198 Full Fight Video Download: Watch Cris Cyborg Retire Gina Carano By: Mike Fridley

    Watch Cristiane Justino beat Gina Carano into an early retirement from mixed martial arts.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 411 - Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Amy Dardashtian break down UFC FN 81; Ron Kruck and Pat Miletich recap RFA 34; highlights from around the globe.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz - Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights - Champions and Rising Stars - Thomas Almeida takes on Brad Pickett and Dominick Cruz looks to even the score with rival Urijah Faber.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw prepares for the biggest test of his championship reign; Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader square off.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sorts 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fight Pass: Invicta FC 15
    Cyborg vs. Ibragimova - Costa Mesa, California, USA

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  • TJ De Santis Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and the Sherdog Radio Network's TJ De Santis discuss Invicta FC 15, preparing to call an MMA event the night before a major UFC title fight, the difficulty of calling Cristiane Justino's fights in the booth and what's in “Cyborg's” future.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Holm vs. Reneau

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

    9:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Rances Barthelemy (22-0, 13 KOs) takes on Antonio DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The six-part series follows McGregor and his meteoric rise, using exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with the most exciting sports star of the moment as he gets even closer to becoming UFC world champion.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights: Best of Lion Fight
    Highlights of Mauy Thai fighting; stars in clude Tiffany Van Soest, Jason Andrade and Cris Cyborg.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    Dennis Hogan vs. Kenny Abril - Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. From Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 388 - Ron Kruck, Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 189 from Las Vegas; plus a look at Bas Rutten's career before he's inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 5: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Coming to Get You - An injury forces a fighter out of the competition and opens the door for another; Team Melendez fighters question Heather Clark's knee injury; the rivalry between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark comes to a head.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Diaz vs. Condit - UFC 143 Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit; UFC 142 Rousimar Palhares and and Mike Massenzio; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Jose Aldo welcomes Team Alpha Male rival Chad Mendes back to the country, his mind is intent on victory as Mendes' is on redemption. Glover Teixeira will look to rebound from his recent title shot with a bout against Phil Davis.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    George Foreman - Michael Schiavello chats with George Foreman about his biggest fights, late career resurgence, and his grill.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 361 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 179; Ron Kruck previews Bellator 131; guests Scott Kent, Damacio Page and Spencer Lazara.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 - Before two of the UFC's top fighters battle for the featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 130 MMA Live
    Bellator 130 - Light Heavyweight Champ Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell, from Mulvane, Kansas.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights - Best of Lion Fight
    Highlights of Mauy Thai fighting; stars in clude Tiffany Van Soest, Jason Andrade and Cristiana Justino.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Aldo vs. Mendes - The UFC returns to Brazil as Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes. Plus a battle of strikers as Vitor Belfort battles Anthony Johnson.

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Top 20 Knockouts: Glory Kickboxing
    Counting down the world's top 20 greatest kickboxing knockouts.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    George Foreman - Michael Schiavello chats with George Foreman about his biggest fights, late career resurgence, and his grill.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET AxsTV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 14 Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Shogun vs. Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller - Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    The remarkable rise of Chris Weidman.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC Fight Night: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens Prefight from San Antonio.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Prelims Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira; Johnny Bedford vs. Cody Gibson; Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Andy Enz; Ray Borg vs. Shane Howell. From San Antonio.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Swanson vs. Stephens – Prelims Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira; Johnny Bedford vs. Cody Gibson; Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Andy Enz; Ray Borg vs. Shane Howell. From San Antonio.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Swanson vs. Stephens - Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke; Cezar Ferreira vs. Andrew Craig; Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias; Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto; Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri. From San Antonio.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC on Sportsnet Swanson vs. Stephens
    UFC: Swanson vs. Stephens - Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke; Cezar Ferreira vs. Andrew Craig; Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias; Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto; Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri. From San Antonio.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Condit vs. Kampmann II Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares; Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez; Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon; Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. From Indianapolis.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Inside and outside the ring with Cain Velasquez.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    The remarkable rise of Chris Weidman.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Mana: B.J. Penn's fascinating journey.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell, Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, and Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens From San Antonio.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 164: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis From Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    11:00 p.m. ET AxsTV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 344 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten are live in Los Angeles with Tiffany Van Soest and Nick Newell.

    12:00 a.m. ET AxsTV: AXS TV Fights
    Lion Fight 14 Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens From San Antonio.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Tito Ortiz discusses being kicked off the reality show and his relationship with Jenna Jameson.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 334 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten interview Eddie Bravo; Ron Kruck talks to Rousimar Palhares.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1005

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Lion Fight 14
    Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood

    Can Cristiane Justino make the 135-pound threshold? | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Cristiane Justino still has Ronda Rousey on her mind.

    “Cyborg” released a statement to AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” on Feb. 21, revealing her intention to drop to 135 pounds and challenge the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight queen to close out 2014.

    “I’m currently training to fight at 145 [pounds] on March 28 and in early May,” Justino’s statement read. “My team has hired a medical doctor to help me make 135. I plan to challenge and win the Invicta [bantamweight] championship in the summer and challenge you, champion to champion, for your [bantamweight] belt in December.

    “Now I know critics will say, ‘I thought you said you would die if you made 135.’ All I’m promising is that I will give 100 percent to try to get to 135 to make this plan happen,” she added. “If I do, I will still listen to my doctor’s advice and fight no more than three times at 135: first to win the Invicta belt, the second time to kick your ass and the third time to kick your ass again so that the world can see it wasn’t luck. You can even have me tested every week [leading] up to the fight. That way you will not have an excuse after I kick your ass.”

    The reigning Invicta Fighting Championships 145-pound titleholder, Justino is currently slated to compete for the Lion Fight Promotions under muay Thai rules next month. Cyborg began her career 10-1, winning the Strikeforce featherweight title in 2009 and defending the belt twice before seeing a 16-second knockout of Hiroko Yamanaka changed to a no-contest due to a positive steroid test. Justino served a one-year suspension and returned to action as a member of the Invicta roster in 2013, demolishing Fiona Muxlow before winning the Invicta featherweight title in a rematch with Marloes Coenen.

    Rousey is slated to defend her bantamweight title against Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170. “Rowdy” has never been beaten as a mixed martial artist, submitting all eight of her victims via armbar.

    Items of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week:

    THE ‘CYBORG’ PLAN


    NO HARD FEELINGS


    PRESIDENTIAL PROBLEM


    BOSS RESPONDS


    GAUGING INTEREST


    Reader comments are active following the jump.

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