Holly Holm Hopes For A Title Shot Versus Amanda Nunes After Aspen Ladd, And Says Cris Cyborg “Absolutely” Deserves A Chance For A Rematch
After Amanda Nunes destroyed Cris Cyborg at the main event of UFC 232, she became the first female UFC two-division champion. Despite Justino was ready to put the gloves on again and fight Nunes toe to toe soon after the defeat, Dana White was not interested in an immediate rematch, claiming the win was “pretty convincing”. “The Lioness” is not in a hurry to meet Cyborg again too.
The opinions on Nunes Vs Cyborg rematch are divided. After all, Justino dominated the division for a long period of time. Holly Holm, the former UFC champion, claims Cris Cyborg deserves another chance against Amanda Nunes. (h/t MMAMania.com)
“She deserves a rematch for being somebody in a dominant position like that for so long getting knocked out? Yes, they absolutely deserve a rematch,” Holm told MMA Junkie. “That’s the way it goes. I believe she deserve the chance to go fight again. I don’t think she needs people to talk her into it. Rematches after getting knocked out, it needs to come from the fighter themselves. If Cyborg comes forward saying, ‘I want the rematch I can absolutely do.’ Yes, I think Amanda should honor that.”
At the moment, Holly Holm (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) is set to meet Aspen Ladd (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 235. If “The Preacher’s Daughter” win, she might unlock the opportunity to fight Amanda Nunes next!
“I’m going to have this fight with Aspen Ladd and we’ll see what happens going forward. There’s always short goals and long goals. Yes, I would love to be able to fight with Nunes. It’s one of the things that could happen. I’m just 100 percent into Aspen Ladd right now.”
Amanda Nunes Vs Holly Holm would be a clash of two great names. “The Preacher’s Daughter” is a technical striker with world-class left high kick. She rarely fights toe to toe and rather circles around the opponent, waiting for a perfect moment to deliver a lethal blow. On the other side, “Lioness” is a very strong and fast fighter, known for quick and precise combos.
Do you think Cyborg deserves the rematch versus Nunes? Would you like to watch Amanda Nunes Vs Holly Holm in 2019? Don’t forget “The Preacher’s Daughter” dethroned Ronda Rousey, anything could happen if she meets the Brazilian two-division champion!