Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino To Battle Holly Holm For Featherweight Title At UFC 219
With only a month and a half away from UFC 219, we finally know the main title fight. On Thursday, it was announced that Cris “Cyborg” Justino will battle Holly Holm for the women’s featherweight title at UFC 219. The highly anticipated bout between arguably the two most popular UFC fighters right now and the other UFC 219 fights will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 30.
Justino (18-1) will defend her women’s featherweight championship, which she won the vacant title with a third-round TKO of Tonya Evinger on July 29 at UFC 214. This is Cyborg’s first defense of the title. Justino’s unbeaten streak dates all the way back to 2005 and includes wins over Gina Carano, Marloes Coenen (x2), and Leslie Smith. The 32-year-old Brazilian is a former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion.