UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is still on top of her game.
As seen in her latest fight, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Cyborg in the main event of UFC 219.
UFC 219 took place on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main card aired on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card aired on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza in a lightweight bout served as the co-main event. Rounding out the five bout card was Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese in a lightweight bout, Carla Esparza vs. Cynthia Calvillo in a women’s strawweight bout, and Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny in a welterweight bout.
Following the fight, she is allowing other people to praise her rather than doing it herself and where she fits as the greatest of all-time among female fighters.
“I never think like that,” Cyborg said when asked whether her win over Holm solidified her status as the world’s greatest. “I let my fans think about that. I just have to keep training and keep learning, because the girls are going to beat me, and I have to be ready.”
The UFC champ wanted to make it clear that she isn’t looking for a spot on UFC 221 in February in Perth.
“I think Holly’s tough,” Cyborg said (transcript courtesy of MMA Junkie). “I think it’s the first fight I did five rounds.”
“I worked a lot of patience,” Cyborg said. “She is tough and has a lot of experience. I touched her, and I saw she felt the punches, but she was moving around a lot.”
Cyborg reiterated her distaste at facing a fellow Brazilian, although she said she’ll be down if Nunes pushes for the fight.
“I wouldn’t like to fight somebody Brazilian, but if she wants to fight me, I’ll fight anybody (UFC President) Dana White puts in front of me,” Cyborg said. “I’m saying Megan, because she’s 145 pounds, and I would like my division growing. I think she’s in line to fight for the belt.”
“I’m really happy, because I know to have a great fight, I need a great opponent,” Cyborg said.
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