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Sport UFC 219 results: Cris Cyborg tested, but outstrikes Holly Holm to retain 145-pound title

09:16  31 december  2017
09:16  31 december  2017 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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Cris Cyborg outworked Holly Holm on the feet to retain her women's featherweight title in the UFC The women’s featherweight title bout was the main event of today’s UFC 219 event at T-Mobile “I would like to fight somebody at 145 , maybe Megan Anderson, maybe in Australia,” Cyborg said.

Cris Cyborg outworked Holly Holm on the feet to retain her women’s featherweight title in the UFC 219 main event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC . A smart game plan from ex-bantamweight champion Holly Holm could not overcome the aggressive and precise attack of UFC women’s

UFC 219 results: Cris Cyborg tested, but outstrikes Holly Holm to retain 145-pound title: File photo© File photo File photo A smart game plan from ex-bantamweight champion Holly Holm could not overcome the aggressive and precise attack of UFC women's featherweight champ Cris Cyborg.

Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) showed continued evolution in waging a patient, yet persistent attack that countered Holm's (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) best weapons to take home a unanimous decision via scores of 49-46, 48-47, 48-47.

The women's featherweight title bout was the main event of today's UFC 219 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Holm had moments of success in the fight, leading to the pair of 48-47 scores that made the fight seem closer than it may have seemed. But Cyborg's successes came more frequently, and with more power. Cyborg outlanded Holm, a former bantamweight champion, in every round. And with the win, Cyborg opened up the question of just who can challenge her crown as the top fighter in women's MMA.

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Cyborg battled through a grueling 25-minute fight with Holm to retain the featherweight title in Las Cris " Cyborg " Justino built her name as a female pioneer in mixed martial arts because of her But the UFC 's featherweight champion cemented her status as the best pound -for- pound fighter in the

Cris " Cyborg " Justino bJustino uilt her name as a female pioneer in mixed martial arts because of But the UFC 's featherweight champion cemented her status as the best pound -for- pound fighter in Holm (11-4), who lost the inaugural featherweight title bout to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 208 in

Cyborg said she'd like to fight former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson next. The two were supposed to meet earlier this year, but an injury took Anderson out of the fight and Cyborg instead fought Tonya Evinger for the inaugural UFC women's 145-pound belt.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 219 results include:

Cris Cyborg def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Dan Hooker def. Marc Diakiese via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 3, 0:42

Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Neil Magny def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cris Cyborg wants ‘an opportunity like McGregor’ to box

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LAS VEGAS – Cris Cyborg claimed the championship victory. Holly Holm , at the very least, walked away with a moral victory. Holm has now lost two 145 - pound title fights . She dropped a controversial unanimous decision to Germaine de Randamie in the first women’s featherweight title

Holly Holm , right, and Cris Cyborg exchange blows during a featherweight championship mixed martial arts Holm has now lost two 145 - pound title fights . She dropped a controversial unanimous decision to Germaine de Randamie in the first women’s featherweight title fight in UFC history.

Myles Jury def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Holly Holm finds herself in the familiar spot as underdog

  Holly Holm finds herself in the familiar spot as underdog Holly Holm has ridden perhaps the UFC's most volatile career roller coaster, from the zenith of her upset of Ronda Rousey two years ago to a three-fight losing streak that left her in tears earlier this year. "It definitely is that," Holm said Wednesday. "I don't know anybody else it's happened to."Holm, 36, buckles up again Saturday night when she meets Cris "Cyborg" Justino (18-1), the dominant new featherweight champion, in the main event of UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena."If I was able to do it once, I can do it again," Holm said. "I know I'm capable of beating these girls, and it really comes down to that.

The question heading into her title defense against Holly Holm : Could Cris Cyborg handle the big moment and earn the biggest victory of her career? She did that and then some, battering Holm to win by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the UFC women's featherweight championship .

The question heading into her title defense against Holly Holm : Could Cris Cyborg handle the big moment and earn the biggest victory of her career? She did that and then some, battering Holm to win by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the UFC women's featherweight championship .

Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori declared majority draw (28-28, 29-28 Vettori, 28-28)

Matheus Nicolau def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Tim Elliott def. Mark Delarosa via submission (anaconda choke) - Round 2, 1:41

For complete coverage of UFC 219, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie's John Morgan and Ken Hathaway contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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Photographer apologizes after calling Cyborg a man on social media .
A photographer on staff at Jackson Wink today apologized on social media after referring to UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg as a man. Mark Aragon, the famed gym's media director, wrote (via Instagram): "I am embarrassed by my actions and I sincerely apologize to @criscyborg and her friends, fans, and most importantly her family for posting such an ugly misrepresentation of a great hard earned championship retention. "I also want to apologize to the members of team (sic) Jacksonwink who were effected by that insincere post.

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