The UFC 219 Main Event has finally been announced. The company had been searching for a headliner for its year-end show for quite some time. That search is now over. UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg will defend her title when she faces former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm. The UFC made the announcement via their official Twitter account.
— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2017
UFC 219 Main Event Signed: Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm
Cyborg won the vacant title in July at UFC 214 with a victory over Tonya Evinger. The former Strikeforce and Invicta champion, Cyborg has a history of success in the division and is seen as not only the top Women’s featherweight but one of the top pound-for-pound women’s fighters in the world.
This is Holm’s second chance at the Featherweight Title. She lost the inaugural title match to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208. A former world champion boxer, Holm is best known in MMA circles for her knockout of then Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.
UFC 219 is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30, 2017. Traditionally the pre-New Year’s show is one of the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view dates of the year.
The updated UFC 219 Fight Card is as Follows
Champion Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza
Jimmie Rivera vs. Dominick Cruz
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker
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