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UFC 198 live blog: Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith

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Cris Cyborg and Leslie Smith will square off at UFC 198 on Saturday night.
Cris Cyborg and Leslie Smith will square off at UFC 198 on Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 198 live blog for Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith, a catchweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Cyborg, who is making her UFC debut, will face Smith, who has won two of her past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 198 live blog below.

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Round 1: The moment we've waited for for a long, long time. Cyborg making her debut. Crowd went nuts for her intro. Referee is Eduardo Herdy. Amazing how much weight Cyborg has put on since yesterday on scale — 20 plus pounds. Cyborg comes across, and delivers a big right hand. Big exchange, and Leslie took another on the chin. Leg kick from Cyborg. Smith wheeling around, and she again takes a blunt fist on the fly. Big combination, and Smith is down! Big punches, huge. She is getting clobbered, and reeling, and it's over! Cyborg demolishes the tough-chinned Smith. She was as scary as advertised. She gives Smith a kiss afterwards. Smith with her face puffing up with bruises. Cyborg = BEAST.

UFC 198 official results: Cris Cyborg def. Leslie Smith via TKO (punches) at 1:21 of R1