On Saturday night in Las Vegas, UFC women's featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino proved that she is far more than merely a mix of bullish aggression, power and strength, as she scored a unanimous decision win over crafty former bantamweight queen Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219. The bout marked the first time "Cyborg" defended the UFC featherweight title she secured in July, when she stopped Tonya Evinger.
With her defeat of Holm, Cyborg extended her unbeaten-streak to a baffling 20-straight, while her overall record stands at an insane 19-1 (1).
It was billed as her toughest test to date, but Cris Cyborg still came through with a passing grade. The scores were 49-46, 48-47, and 48-47.
Holm's face was beat up by the end, although neither fighter appeared seriously injured. Since then, she's torn apart her competition in humiliating fashion, going to the judges only twice in her last 18 fights. Holm (11-4 in MMA) was trying for another marquee victory in a career highlighted by her upset of Ronda Rousey in 2015.
She has already spoken to UFC President Dana White regarding the subject of being allowed to box - with a real desire to follow in the footsteps of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who made his pro boxing debut in August against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Holm had the better of the early exchanges too as she won the first couple of rounds.
"I never think like that", "Cyborg" said.
Megan Anderson is the Australian fighter, relocated in the US.
"I want to fight somebody at 145, maybe Megan Anderson".
"I will keep training and be ready for my next opponent".