On Saturday, December 30th, UFC 219 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the UFC’s New Years pay-per-view. The fight card is headlined by current women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who will look to defend her title against one of the greatest women MMA fighter’s, Holly Holm.
The co-main event will see Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s return to the octagon since demolishing Michael Johnson in November of 2016. Across the octagon from Nurmagomedov will be Edson Barboza, and extremely talented striker, who will look to take Nurmagomedov’s undefeated record, while winning five consecutive fights.
The remainder of the main card will feature another anticipated striking match-up between Dan Hooker and Marc Diakiese. Undefeated strawweight Cynthia Calvillo will face veteran Carla Esparza. And Carlos Condit, who is coming off of a tough loss, will be taking on Neil Magny, who is also fighting after a loss in September.
MAIN CARD (PPV – 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)
Cris Cyborg def. Holly Holm via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
Dan Hooker def. Marc Diakiese via submission (guillotine) at 0:42 of Round 3
Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neil Magny def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1 – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Michael Oleksiejczuk def. Khalil Rountree Jr. via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Myles Jury def. Rick Glenn via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Martin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov ends in a majority draw (28-28, 29-28 Vettori, 28-28)
Matheus Nicolau def. Louis Smolka via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET)
Tim Elliot def. Mark De La Rosa via submission (anaconda choke) at 1:41 of Round 2
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