Here’s How Cris Cyborg Is Helping Empower African Youth Through MMA

Cris Cyborg, one of the most famous and successful female fighters of all time and currently Bellator featherweight champion, helped create Africa’s first and only Women’s MMA Commission.

Last November, Cyborg joined the inaugural Mixed Martial Arts Zambia Seminar and contributed to the event’s success.

“It is this part of my life that I enjoy the most, helping others wherever I am and using my experience and platform as an example to give hope to people of having a better life,” Cyborg said.

“So, this project helps to empower vulnerable youth and women and to bring awareness to the sport in this country as a tool for positive social change for its people and their communities,” she continued.

The turnout at the Symposium had MMA Zambia President Benjamin Bush overjoyed.

“This was massive because Cris for us represents everything we are about in terms of female empowerment and gender-based violence awareness. And it was the perfect opportunity for us to launch the Women’s Commission, which is the first in Africa,” Bush said.

Cyborg is a former UFC featherweight champion and has already defended her Bellator title three times. Her latest victory came in November when she knocked out Sinead Kavanagh in just 92 seconds of the first round.

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