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UFC 198 Card: Cris Cyborg Debuts Vs. Leslie Smith

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Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s Octagon debut will come this year, just not against long-time rival Ronda Rousey.

Instead, the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion gets Leslie Smith at UFC 198 this May. The event takes place inside a soccer stadium in Brazil, as Stipe Miocic challenges Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight belt.

Justino (15-1) recently made a strong plea to the UFC to be included on the card from her native country. The former Strikeforce champion was close to a deal with the promotion before talks broke off and she signed with Invicta FC instead.

Smith (8-6-1) improved her Octagon mark to 2-2 with a recent win over Rin Nakai.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic

Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Middleweight: Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown

Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson

Catchweight: Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos

Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Evan Dunham

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena

Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros

Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman

Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. John Lineker

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