Cris Cyborg to defend women’s featherweight title vs Holly Holm at UFC 219 - NextSportStar

Cris Cyborg to defend women’s featherweight title vs Holly Holm at UFC 219

By on November 17, 2017
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The UFC announced Thursday night that women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg will defend her title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 next month.

The fight, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, will “likely” be the main event at the year-end card.

Cyborg (20-3) has won all three of her fights since making her highly-anticipated UFC debut in May 2016. She took home the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship in her most recent bout, which was a TKO victory in the third round over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in July.

Holm (11-3) will look to become the first female two-division champion in UFC history. The 36-year old is best known for her shocking win over Ronda Rousey and brief stint as women’s bantamweight champion in November 2015. She previously fought in the promotion’s first-ever featherweight title bout against Germaine de Randamie in February, but lost in controversial fashion via unanimous decision.

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