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Top three reasons why Cris 'Cyborg' Santos signed with Lion Fight

Cris 'Cyborg' vs Ediane Gomes is targeted for Invicta FC 8
Cris 'Cyborg' vs Ediane Gomes is targeted for Invicta FC 8
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According to a Feb. 8 report from Lion Fight, Cris "Cyborg" Santos has signed a multi-fight deal with Lion Fight, and she'll be competing against fellow two-sport competitor Jorina Baars on March 28 at Lion Fight 14.

“We are excited to have ‘Cyborg’ back with us March 28 for Lion Fight 14 in Las Vegas,” Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent stated. “In her last fight, Cyborg absolutely dominated French muay Thai champion Jennifer Colomb, leaving no question that she is a legitimate two-sport athlete who can win impressively in both MMA and muay Thai.

"She also showed she is an aggressive fighter who has the power and pace to finish fights. I think she won over a lot of new fight fans in our ring, and they can’t wait to see her in action again.”

Lion Fight 14, which airs on AXS TV, takes place March 28 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Santos said she still has one fight remaining on her Invicta FC contract, but it's unclear when she'll be fighting again under that promotion's umbrella.

It had been rumored that Santos would fight Ediane Gomes in the Invicta FC 8 headliner sometime in March, but that fight looks highly unlikely to happen any time in the near future.

With Santos heading to Lion Fight, it's clear plenty of A-list celebs will be on hand in Las Vegas on March 28.

Her debut with the muay thai promotion will absolutely be a hot ticket, so it's to be expected that dozens of celebrities will be in attendance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to watch her compete.

Here's a look at three key reasons why Cris "Cyborg" Santos signed with Lion Fight.

Televised fights
Televised fights Courtesy of Cris Santos

Televised fights

Lion Fight is televised on AXS TV, so Santos will have the opportunity to be seen by fight fans across the globe when she fights at Lion Fight 14.

Invicta FC doesn't have a television deal at present time, so it makes sense for Santos to sign with a televised promotion.

Opportunity to stay active
Opportunity to stay active Courtesy of Cris Santos

Opportunity to stay active

Lion Fight holds a new event just about every month, so Santos will have the opportunity to stay quite active with the promotion.

Invicta FC only holds events once every three or four months.

Tough challenges
Tough challenges Photo by Esther Lin/ Courtesy of Invicta FC

Tough challenges

Cris Santos said she likes to compete against only the toughest girls in the world, and that's what she'll get when she fights at Lion Fight 14.

Jorina Baars is one of the toughest women in the world.