The UFC makes its usual return to Las Vegas for their end of the year fight card.
Holm, as an out-and-out kickboxer, is miles ahead of anyone that Cyborg has faced to date in terms of technique and skill, so despite her deficit in physical prowess, it will be very interesting to see how the smaller fighter will deal with the undeniable power that her adversary will bring to the table when the octagon doors close. "And then for Cris Cyborg, obviously, to win this fight, it's a big fight for her", White said.
According to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole on Twitter, the UFC women's featherweight champion Cyborg will make $500,000 for her title defense against the former women's bantamweight champion.
UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg attends a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Copacabana on August 15, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.More news: Tottenham striker Harry Kane proud to break Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi duopoly
Kudos to the ladies divisions for carrying the UFC 218 PPV.
It might seem like Holm could follow the same playbook she used to shock the world by beating Rousey, who, like Cyborg, seemed unbeatable. Jorina Baars will be watching and we're sure you will be to.
Time for UFC 219 Embedded 4 and strawweight Cynthia Calvillo shows her goals and gets some gummy bears for good luck. Holm is content fighting a chess match - Cyborg is the type to smash the board over someone's head. He should have a chip on his shoulder as well, as he feels he has been denied the right to fight Conor McGregor for the UFC Lightweight Champonship. Those aren't problems this weekend and he's ready to showcase his unique wrestling style. Condit alone is worth the price of admission on most nights, so adding him to a card like this is just a cherry on top.
Holm also has championship pedigree as a multiple time Boxing champion and importantly as a UFC champion. Capturing the featherweight crown could prove to be a larger upset than that night just over two years ago... can she do it? Standing in her way is the relative UFC newcomer Cynthia Calvillo. "I think she would have to catch her and knock her out like she did Ronda Rousey", he said.