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Cris “Cyborg” Justino puts her featherweight belt on the line for the first time when she squares off with Holly Holm in the UFC 219 headliner on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. Before those two fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his return to the Octagon in the night’s co-main event to face Edson Barboza in a pivotal lightweight contest.
Cyborg and Nurmagomedov have well established reputations in the cage, but they both also admit that they might have some surprises in store for their opponents come fight night.
Cyborg and Nurmagomedov fielded questions from members of the media on Tuesday ahead of their post-Christmas fist-ivities. (Bad pun intended.)
Tune in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, Dec. 30, for UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm Full Results and Live Fight Stats. UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg puts her belt on the line for the first time in the night’s main event, squaring off with former bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Khabib Nurmagomedov also returns at UFC 219 for a pivotal lightweight contender’s bout with Edson Barboza with the winner eyeing a shot at a title.