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:
Holm (11-3, 4-3 UFC) ended a three-fight losing streak with a KO win over Bethe Correia in June. She has previously challenged for the 145-pound title, dropping a decision to Germaine de Randamie in February. De Randamie then vacated the title, allowing Cyborg to claim it.
The bout will likely serve as the headliner for the December 30th card in Las Vegas.