Current UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is not a fan of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm’s next fight.
Keep in mind that there is some history between these two fighters. Holm has made it known in the past that she is open to a rematch with Cyborg.
Holm wasn’t able to capture the women’s featherweight title from Cyborg in the main event of UFC 219.
As seen in the fight, which went down on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on pay-per-view, Holm suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Cyborg.
Holm took 118 significant strikes in the five-round bout, which will understandably result in some damage.
As a result of her loss to Cyborg at UFC 219, Holm fell to 1-4 since her legendary knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.
The UFC announced that a featherweight bout between Holm and former Invicta FC featherweight champ Megan Anderson had been booked for the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event.
This fight marks the first non-title women’s featherweight bout in UFC history.
Anderson is on a four fight winning streak and this bout will mark her promotional debut with the UFC.
Cyborg recently did an interview and during it, she went off on Holm for taking this fight.
“I’m not surprised,” Cyborg told FanSided on Thursday. “I said this was going to happen months ago. It’s how the UFC works, no. 1 contender is going to fight someone I already beat.
“The UFC knows Holly needs a couple wins so we can rematch,” Cyborg said. “Right now her record is terrible. She’s in the negative.”
The UFC 225 pay-per-view event slated to go down on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
“The fight with Megan will be great,” Cyborg said. “Megan’s a big girl and she will do her best in her first UFC fight. I’m excited it will be the first 145-pound fight without a belt.”