Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg title fight now confirmed for UFC 219

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Leonstolzz
11/16/17 10:13:40PM
So much for being "dead".
After weeks of back and forth regarding a possible UFC women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and former women’s 135-pound champ Holly Holm, it appears that a deal is finally in place. The two ladies will compete at UFC 219 in December, and the UFC confirmed the bout via social media
Just one week ago the fight was declared “dead” by Holm’s manager. However, it appears that talks were reignited recently and a deal came into place today.
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Braden
11/16/17 11:28:13PM
Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm - for women's featherweight title
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza
Jimmie Rivera vs. TBA
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

If they get a good replacement for Rivera to fight (Assuncao, Moraes, Lineker) and add another title fight, this will be a solid card... even though that other title fight might be Woodley vs Diaz, which is stupid.
AndyWarho
11/17/17 5:07:07AM
Holly is such a brave heart and think she can give her a fight. I respect the courage of any girl that steps in the cage with Cyborg.
I actually thought Lina Lansberg and especially Tonya Evinger did well against her so I expect Holly to do even better.
Leonstolzz
11/17/17 3:25:01PM

Posted by AndyWarho

Holly is such a brave heart and think she can give her a fight. I respect the courage of any girl that steps in the cage with Cyborg.
I actually thought Lina Lansberg and especially Tonya Evinger did well against her so I expect Holly to do even better.


Holly definitely deserves respect for taking Cyborg. She's not running away like Megan Anderson and Germain De Randamie did, but I feel like Holly will get destroyed.
Holly has already gone 0-2 against muay-thai specialists (Shevchenko and De Randamie) and she didn't look that great in either of those fights. I think Holly has the ability to win but she really has to change how she fights and game plans against muay-thai specialsit, which I just don't see her doing.
AndyWarho
11/17/17 6:14:01PM
No I don't expect Holly to win either,but hopefully do better than Evinger. And her fight against De Randamie I felt like she may have won but at the time wasn't too disappointed she lost so she wouldn't have to face Cyborg. But since DeRandamie is chicken I'm glad Holly is stepping up.
But I might pick Holly anyway,since most didn't think Rose had any chance either.It'll be interesting to see the odds on this one.
Leonstolzz
11/17/17 6:55:39PM
Cyborg vs Holm odds
At this moment, Holm stands at about a +250 to +280 underdog and Cyborg goes for -330 all the way to a -400 favorite.

And I agree anything can happen, Holm definitely has the athleticism and ability to win, but she would need to change her usually tactics and game plan drastically, much like Rose did against Joanna, to win.