Cris “Cyborg” Justino spread her arms apart Saturday night after finishing her latest victim.
The pose had dual meaning, part a celebration capping Justino’s ascension to UFC champion and a look of “what took you guys so long?” to give her a crack at the belt.
In a sharp, punishing performance, “Cyborg” stopped Tonya Evinger by third-round technical knockout to win the UFC’s vacant featherweight belt at Honda Center.
Justino (17-1) capped an onslaught of scoring blows on Evinger in the third with a hard knee to the head that dropped Evinger. Justino moved in to deliver finishing-touch punches and the referee stopped the fight 1 minute, 56 seconds in.