- Cris Cyborg is reportedly slated for her second boxing match in December
- The Brazilian won her pro boxing debut via decision
Just two months after making her pro boxing debut, Cris Cyborg is now reportedly booked for another boxing match. This time, the reigning Bellator women’s featherweight champion will take on ex-Bellator featherweight Gabrielle Holloway.
Cyborg is back in the ring
Veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani broke the news on social media, stating that Cyborg vs. Holloway will be an undercard bout in the Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan boxing match on December 10 in Omaha.
“Cris Cyborg will fight Gabrielle Holloway in a pro boxing bout on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan. Dec. 10 in Omaha. $39.99 on BLK Prime. Four rounds,” Helwani tweeted. “This will be Cyborg’s second pro boxing bout. She won her debut in September. Weight: 154.”
Cris Cyborg will fight Gabrielle Holloway in a pro boxing bout on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan. Dec. 10 in Omaha. $39.99 on BLK Prime. Four rounds.
This will be Cyborg's second pro boxing bout. She won her debut in September.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 22, 2022
Looking for a streak
Cyborg is coming off a sensational pro boxing debut win over Simone Silva in September at Arena da Baixada in her hometown, Curitiba, Brazil. The Bellator champ secured a unanimous decision win over Silva following a dominant eight-round performance.
With already 1-0 in pro boxing, Cyborg will be looking to pick up where she left off once she faces Holloway inside the ring and extend her unbeaten record. The Brazilian hasn’t plotted a concrete date for her Bellator return. She last fought in MMA at Bellator 279 where she successfully defended her featherweight strap against Arlene Blencowe via unanimous decision.
As it stands, Cyborg is 26-2 in MMA but it appears as if she’s focused on boxing at the moment. She recently ruled out a rematch with UFC pound-for-pound queen Amanda Nunes as she is certain the UFC won’t pay them properly. Instead, Cyborg is more open to facing two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison or two-weight boxing champion Katie Taylor.
Holloway, on the other hand, has a 6-6 MMA record and has gone winless in her two pro boxing bouts. She last fought in MMA at Bellator 245 where she lost to Cat Zingano via decision.
Based on her previous performance in the ring, Cyborg will surely be a heavy favorite on her second boxing match.