Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

UFC 219 gets a title fight!

UFC 219 gets a title fight!

Cris "Cyborg" Justino (18-1) may finally have a challenge on her hands.

Cris "Cyborg" Justino will defend her women's featherweight championship against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas on December 30, the company announced Thursday.

Who do you think wins this exciting women's title fight? Holm could be just that.

The matchup between Cyborg and Holm has always been rumored but contract negotiations for the fight had broken down several weeks ago.

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Holm is coming back off a spectacular head kick KO against Bethe Correia, before that Holm had lost three on the bounce. Holm lost her belt to Miesha Tate after taking down Rousey, but she is certainly good enough to compete with Cyborg.

With less than six weeks to go until the event, UFC officials were scrambling to find a title fight to place on the year end card with options including a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz. She has routinely had to fight at catchweights in UFC because there simply aren't women of her caliber at her size in MMA.

Justino, long considered the top 145-pound female fighter in the world, captured the vacant belt with a knockout of Tonya Evinger in July. The Brazilian has yet to see this level of opponent in the UFC.

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