16 Oct Cris Cyborg signs with Paradigm Sports Management
October 1, 2018
(Irvine, CA) UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion, Cris Cyborg has signed with Paradigm Sports Management for full service representation. The 33-year-old UFC Champion and #1 Pound-for-Pound female fighter in the world has a 20-1 record as a professional mixed martial artist, and has remained unbeaten since 2005. Capturing the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion, by defeating Tonya Evinger via TKO at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California on July 29, 2017 Cyborg became the only female fighter to hold 3 separate world titles, having previously captured the Strikeforce and Invicta FC Featherweight World Titles. Cyborg is set to successfully defend her UFC belt for a third time in the first female UFC ‘Superfight’ when she faces current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Amanda Nunes, at UFC 232 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 29 of this year.
Cyborg, a native of Curitiba, Brazil, now resides in Orange County, California, and is the owner of the Cris Cyborg Fitness & MMA training facility where she will prepare for her upcoming Superfight. About signing with Paradigm Sports Management, Cyborg said “I am excited for this new chapter of my career, and feel the management services Paradigm has already displayed with their current athletes will help me continue to accomplish the personal and professional goals I am wanting to achieve before retirement. It is my goal that with my signing we will see Paradigm continue their commitment to expansion into Latin American and help other Brazilian Athletes get the opportunities their hard work deserves through aggressive professional management.”
Paradigm Sports Management CEO Audie Attar said, “We are truly honored to add the current #1 pound-for-pound female fighter and UFC Women’s Featherweight Champ, Cris Cyborg, to the Paradigm team. Cris is recognized worldwide as not only a pioneer of women’s MMA, but one of the best fighters of all-time across any weight class and gender. I have enjoyed getting to know Cris and her team throughout this process, and it is very clear from interacting with her that her focus, professionalism and dedication to her craft is the reason she has been so successful. We can’t wait for Cris to show the world why she is at the top on December 29, and look forward to more big fights and success in all aspects of her career going forward.”
The addition of Cyborg marks the second Brazilian fighter to join Paradigm’s stable in 2018, Ricardo Ramos joined the team for full service representation in May of this year.
These two signings in conjunction show Paradigm’s commitment to continued growth in the region and international focus.