Now she moves up in weight as she looks to add to her impressive resume of achievements in both mixed martial arts and boxing.
Surpassing the financial success that prompted a multibillion dollar sale may not come easy, however.
Based on those facts, it might sound odd that the UFC has been so heavily criticised for it's decision to place the dutch fighter in the main event of a Pay-per-view and in the inaugural women's featherweight title fight opposite Holly Holm.
UFC Fight Pass will be showing the whole event on pay-per-view or you can catch the undercard on BT Sport 2, starting at 1am. Their fight will be the first of its kind within the UFC.
While Holm is desperately in search of a victory to snap the first two-fight losing streak of her storied career, she will do so with a title on the line.
There is, of course, the prickly mess Cyborg finds herself in with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which is contracted by the UFC to administer doping control standards and tests.
The main card for UFC 208: Holm vs.de Randamie is live and we've got full results, updated after every round, for each fight. Justino fight last September for the UFC at a 140-pound catch-weight was debilitating. Previously, there was less opportunity for women in the UFC due to their limited number of weight classes. Holm expects the same depth and competition to evolve at featherweight.
The bout is for the UFC's newly created women's featherweight division, and if Holm wins, she'll join storied company in B.J. Penn, Randy Couture and Conor McGregor as the only multidivision champions in organization history. She never lost consecutive bouts in a boxing career that spanned nearly 40 fights and never had lost an MMA bout before dropping her past two.More news: Coach K's Return: Prepared for Carolina Contest
Holm, the former UFC women's bantamweight champion, will be looking to rebound from a two-fight skid at 135 pounds.
Holm sits as a -105 underdog in her MMA featherweight debut. "But here I am". But the champion doesn't want to be remembered for just that single moment in the past.
The main event should be the beneficiary of a solid buildup on Saturday night.
Anderson Silva picks his words like he picks his strikes, opting for precision over volume, always keeping things short, simple and as effective as possible.
Silva takes a bit of a step down the ladder here in a less high-profile fight than he's used to, but it's still a potentially tricky match-up for him. "Jacare" is the favorite for a reason, make no mistake. Souza's athleticism and skill clashes well with Boetsch's raw strength and determination.
The fifth fight on the card pits Dustin Poirier against Jim Miller and if you don't like that then, well, you probably don't like fighting.
Coming off a big win of her own - a first-round submission of fellow strawweight Paige VanZant at last month's UFC on FOX 22 - Waterson (14-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has all praise for her Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA stablemate, who started her professional run in 2011 after a highly successful career in pro boxing. A lack of vibrant star power. Don't sleep on the names that will be sure to deliver tonight in Brooklyn.