Cyborg helps empower African youth through MMA
Cris Cyborg, one of the most famous and successful female fighters of all time and current Bellator Featherweight Champion, helped create Africa’s first and only Women’s MMA Commission.
Last November, Cyborg joined the first Mixed Martial Arts Seminar in Zambia and helped make the event a success.
“It’s that part of my life that I value the most, helping others wherever I am and using my experience and my platform as an example to give people hope for a better life,” Cyborg said. .
“Thus, this project helps to empower vulnerable youth and women and to raise awareness of sport in this country as a tool for positive social change for its people and their communities,” she continued.
The turnout at the symposium delighted MMA Zambia President Benjamin Bush.
“It was huge because Cris represents to us all that we are in terms of empowering women and raising awareness about gender-based violence. 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 defended her Bellator title three times in the past. Her last victory came in November when she knocked out Sinead Kavanagh in just 92 seconds of the first round.