The UFC announced today via twitter that the long sought after bout between Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm 11-3 MMA (4-3 UFC) and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino 18-1 MMA (3-0 UFC) is now official.
— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2017
Holm burst onto the scene in 2011 going 10-0 and capturing the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight title from “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey 12-2 MMA (6-2 UFC) by 2015. She then dropped her title in her first defense against Miesha ‘Cupcake” Tate 18-7 MMA (5-4 UFC) at UFC 196. 8 of her 11 wins come by stoppage.
16 of Cyborg’s wins come by stoppage with 9 in the first round. Her only career loss was her debut bout against Erica Paes 3-2 MMA at Showfight 2 in 2005 where she was caught in a kneebar in the first round. The only thing that stopped her from having an eighteen fight winning streak was an overturned bout by the CSAC in 2011.
Other bouts on the card include:
Carlos Condit vs Neil Magny
Edson Barboza vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
Kamaru Usman vs Emil Meek ? (Possible Visa Issues)
Myles Jury vs Rick Glenn
Cynthia Calvillo vs Carla Esparza
Louis Smolka vs Matheus Nicolau Pereira
Jimmie Rivera is still looking for a replacement