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UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm (Results)

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
859   //    31 Dec 2017, 19:13 IST

Cris Cyborg out-slugged Holly Holm at UFC 219
Cris Cyborg out-slugged Holly Holm at UFC 219

UFC 219 saw Cris Cyborg get one of her toughest challenges to date, as Holly Holm came dangerously close to dethroning the UFC Featherweight Queen.

On the other hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov mauled yet another elite Lightweight, scoring a shutout victory over Edson Barboza. Additionally, there were several other intriguing matchups that transpired on the card.

So, without further ado, here are the complete results for UFC 219—

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#Main Card (PPV)

#1 Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm

Holly Holm did great over the first couple of rounds and likely bagged them before Cris Cyborg started catching her clean in Rounds 3 & 4.

Most of this fight was contested on the feet, with Holm outclassing Cyborg in Rounds 1 & 2, and the latter using her size advantage to bully Holm in the clinch and then on the feet in Rounds 3 & 4. Nevertheless, Holm came back strong in Round 5 but to no avail as her Brazilian foe had impressed in the final frame barring a few good Holm flurries.

Intriguingly, Holm gave Cyborg her toughest fight apart from of course the latter’s MMA debut which she lost by submission, as well as Cyborg’s Muay Thai fight against Jorina Baars.

Result: Cris Cyborg def. Holly Holm via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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