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The UFC takes over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for its yearly year-end show at UFC 219.
In the evening’s headlining bout, Cris “Cyborg” Justino defends her women’s featherweight title versus former UFC females’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Cyborg has appeared like an unstoppable fighter. Her last 12 victories have actually come over knockout or TKO. In spite of being in the middle of a 1-3 run, Holm will move up a weight class to take a crack at the UFC women’s featherweight belt. Holm has shown she can beat the relatively unequalled fighter prior to when she conquered Ronda Rousey, however Cyborg is an entirely different beast. Can Holm manage another MMA wonder, or will Cyborg include another crushing triumph to her resume?
Prior to the females taking center stage, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza square off in an essential light-weight contest. Nurmagomedov has actually shown himself to be amongst the department’s elite, but he hasn’t completed on a constant basis in the last few years. Barboza has had a hard time to obtain over the hump of beating a marquee name throughout his UFC period. The Brazilian functions some of the best striking in the UFC, something he’ll undoubtedly have to utilize to derail the Nurmagomedov takedown maker.
The pay-per-view part of the event also includes rising star Cynthia Calvillo, who aims to take out previous UFC strawweight champ Carla Esparza. The pay-per-view action kicks off with a fight of interesting welterweights, when Carlos Condit makes his long-awaited return versus Neil Magny.
The preliminary portion of the card is packed with both recognizable names and quality action. Khalil Rountree invites Michał Oleksiejczuk to the UFC, Dan Hooker looks to thwart the Mark Diakiese hype train, Myles Jury deals with former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Rick Glenn, and Louis Smolka handles the surging Matheus Nicolau.
The festivities start with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 7 p.m. ET prior to transferring to Fox Sports 1 for the staying initial bouts at 8 p.m. ET. From there, it’s off to pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. Fight Press writers Chris Huntemann and Kyle Symes preview the whole occasion in this edition of Toe-to-Toe.
Holly Holm is 1-3 over her last 4 battles and simply 0-1 as a featherweight because period. Is she really deserving of this chance at Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and the UFC women’s featherweight title? Is her mix of boxing and kickboxing enough to lead her to success over Cyborg?
Main Card Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
Cris Cyborg VS. Holly Holm
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Preliminary Card FS1, 8 p.m. ET
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Preliminary Card UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET
Mark De La Rosa vs. Tim Elliott