In A Bloody And Battered War Cris Cyborg Scores A Close Win Over Holly Holm

It’s a fight day; yup UFC 219 is happening now, December 30 Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The main event features one of the biggest female mixed martial arts bouts of all time, a women’s featherweight title bout where dominant Cris Cyborg puts her title on the line for the first time when she faces former bantamweight champ, Holly Holm.

Cyborg is 18-1 and hasn’t lost since her professional debut in 2005, whereas Holm is 11-3 and just recently ended a three-fight losing streak. Holm who recently won against Bethe Correia via knockout in the third round via a head kick at UFC 111.

Cris Cyborg defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC 219 to retain her women’s featherweight championship.

Cyborg showed great patience while still following Holm around the Octagon and she blasted the former UFC champion with several right hands that definitely rattled her jaw.

Cyborg really started to take over in the closing part of the round, constantly throwing combinations and landing a huge barrage of punches just before the horn ring.

Cyborg extended her winning streak to eight and made the first defense of her UFC title. Cyborg proved tonight that she has both has both power and technique, She had the stronger shots, but she also picked apart and outlanded Holm for most of their 25-minute contest.

“Thank you, Holly Holm,” Cyborg told Joe Rogan in her post-fight interview. “She’s an amazing fighter.”

After the win, cyborg was being asked about what comes next and she wasted no time asking for her next fight in Feb. against a former Invicta champion from the featherweight division.

“I’d like to fight somebody at 145, maybe Megan Anderson and I’d like to fight in Australia,” Cyborg said.

Check the highlights below.


Winning moment:

Pros react to the win:

Published on December 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
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