Damn Cris Cyborg is one tough badass chick.
UFC featherweight champ Cris Cyborg ended her 2017 with a great note, after defeating former bantamweight champ Holly Holm via unanimous-decision at UFC 219 to retain her title on December 30, in Las Vegas.
Cyborg’s performance was undoubtedly impressive, however, she was not able to finish the durable Holm, instead, Holm hung in there for five rounds, and traded some worthy shots at Cyborg.
Before her title fight against Holly Holm at UFC 219, Cris was in the back warming up, Cyborg shared a video on social media, which consisted of her striking coach, Jason Parillo, slapping her straight across the face to get her ready for the challenge.
With this win, Cris Cyborg improved to an insane 19-1 overall. Her four most recent victories have occurred in the UFC, where she first finished Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg in 140-pound catchweight bouts, then beat Tonya Evinger to win the UFC women’s featherweight title, and of course, defeated Holm to defend it.
While Holm is now 11-4 overall. Before coming up short to the Cyborg, she knocked out Bethe Correia with a beautiful head-kick this past June.
Moving forward, as what’s next for the Brazilian striker, she was briefly rumored to be meeting against Invicta FC 145-pound champion Megan Anderson at UFC 221, but Megan swiftly shot down the rumor.
But UFC brass Dana White plans on booking Cris Cyborg against bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes next. Instead, Cyborg wanting to stay at featherweight and grow the division.
Who, do you want Cris Cyborg to fight against next?