Cris Cyborg Strikeforce 0409_7493-478x270Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino is most widely known for her mixed martial arts exploits, but she’s going back to her Muay Thai roots to fight at Lion Fight 11 on Sept. 20 in Las Vegas.

Lion Fight Promotions on Wednesday announced the addition of Cyborg to its upcoming event.

Cyborg will square off with world champion kickboxer Martina Jindrova. The fight will be part of Lion Fight 11 at the Fremont Street Experience, and airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“This is a great fight for me at Lion Fight 11. I fought Muay Thai in Brazil and I love competing in this sport,” said Cyborg. “I’m really excited for this fight. I love to fight. I can’t wait to go to Vegas and get in that ring on September 20.”

A former Strikeforce champion, Cyborg is 12-1 with 1 no contest in MMA and currently holds the Invicta belt, but she fought numerous times under Muay Thai rules in her native Brazil. In fact, her fierce striking is a large part of what has made her one of the most feared women in MMA.

She’ll return to her roots to face Jindrova. Fighting out of Brutal Gym in Holland, the 22-year-old, five-foot-eight Jindrova has a pro Muay Thai record of 17-5 with three knockouts.

Originally, from Kaznejov, Plzensky Kraj, Czech Republic, she is a world champion across four stand-up fighting organizations. She was a two-time boxing champion in her native Czech Republic. She went undefeated in stand-up fighting for four years before moving to Holland.

“I know Cyborg is a huge MMA star and this is a big challenge for me to fight an opponent like her,” said Jindrova. “She is very strong with hard punches, kicks and knees. But this is not an MMA, this is Muay Thai, and she will be fighting me against my rules. I’m very proud to be on this historic Lion Fight 11 card and am ready to make a great knockout win for the fans.”

In Lion Fight 11’s main event, Brazilian superstar Cosmo Alexandre takes on two-time WMC Champion and Rajadamnern Stadium Champion Nampon. In the co-main event, American Muay Thai star Kevin Ross will square off against former WBC Muay Thai Japan Champion Tetsuya Yamato.

Lion Fight 11 will take place at the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience on Friday, Sept. 20.

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