As we all know UFC 219 is happening tomorrow, Saturday, December 30 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which features two of the most anticipated fights of the year.
In the main event, Cris Cyborg defends her UFC women’s featherweight title against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.
Cyborg has not lost since her debut in 2005 and has been arguably the most dominant fighter in MMA since then. Holm who has experience beating great fighters will look to test that. She is freshly coming off an impressive head kick KO over Bethe Correia last June.
UFC President Dana White went on FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, where he discusses the fight and feels as if “Preachers Daughter” manages to beat Cris Cyborg, she would be considered the best female fighter of all time. (via MMA Fighting)
“This is the biggest fight of her career. This is the true test for Cris Cyborg. If you look at Holly Holm – 13-time world boxing champion, multiple time kickboxing champion, beat Ronda Rousey and won the UFC title. Now Holm is moving up to 145 pounds and she’s actually a real 145-pounder – she’s tall, she’s big, she’s thick.
“[And] if Holly Holm wins this weekend, how can you argue that she’s not the greatest fighter of all time – female fighter?”
White said, Holm, is an accomplished fighter who dethrone an invincible Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 and won the UFC bantamweight title in epic fashion. Now Holm has another chance to shock the world.
However, this is a true test for Cyborg, as she is fighting one of the most accomplished fighters she has ever faced and if she wins, it will boost her resume greatly. No doubt this is the most significant fights in the women’s MMA.
“For Cris Cyborg, to win this fight, obviously it’s a big fight for her,” White said. “I think Holly Holm is her first real, true test. As far as the fight goes, Cyborg is a very aggressive fighter, knockout puncher, likes to move forward, aggressive and Holly Holm is a counterpuncher. She’s a great counterpuncher, and I actually expect this to be a great fight.”
Share your opinion do you think Holm can shock the world again at UFC 219?
Join our list
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.