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UFC News: Holly Holm Wants Amanda Nunes After UFC 235; Feels Cris Cyborg Deserves A Rematch

Prathik J.
16 Jan 2019, 17:15 IST

Holly Holm
Holly Holm

What's the story?

Former UFC bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, is eyeing a fight with current UFC women's double-champion, Amanda Nunes, but not before Cris Cyborg receives her deserving, potential rematch shot at her beloved featherweight title.

Holm will be locking horns against the undefeated Aspen Ladd, on March 2nd, 2019, at UFC 235, scheduled to take center stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In case you didn't know..

Holly Holm is a female American mixed martial artist, currently representing the UFC's bantamweight division. She is a former UFC women's bantamweight champion and is currently ranked number two on the promotion's official 135-pound rankings.

Holm is famously known for her UFC 193 victory over former UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. 'The Preacher's Daughter' handed Rousey with her first Octagon defeat, which to this day, is considered to be one of the sport's biggest upsets of all time.

Holm last competed in the Octagon against Megan Anderson at UFC 225, who she managed to beat via unanimous decision at the end of three rounds. Holm also featured in a matchup against Cris Cyborg, who very recently faced her second mixed martial arts defeat after being a dominant force for 13 long years.

Cyborg's elaborate streak came to an abrupt end, after the current women's two-division champion, Amanda Nunes, scored a shocking 51-second knockout victory against her fellow counterpart Brazilian.

Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg in action during their UFC 219 main event display!
Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg in action during their UFC 219 main event display!

In case you didn't know..

During a recent interview with news outlet, MMA Junkie, Holly Holm decided to open up about her upcoming UFC 235 outing against Aspen Ladd. She said:

“I’ve been focusing on this particular fight because I don’t want to overlook who I’m facing now and then run into a loss because I was looking too far into the future. I’m never promised another day and another fight, so I need to make the most of what’s in front of me. I’m going to have this fight with Aspen Ladd and we’ll see what happens going forward. There’s always short goals and long goals. Yes, I would love to be able to fight with Nunes. It’s one of the things that could happen. I’m just 100 percent into Aspen Ladd right now.”

Holm also expressed vivid intentions to fight Amanda Nunes, but not before Cris Cyborg receives her deserved rematch shot at 'The Lioness.'

“She deserves a rematch for being somebody in a dominant position like that for so long getting knocked out? Yes, they absolutely deserves a rematch. That’s the way it goes. I believe she deserve the chance to go fight again. I don’t think she needs people to talk her into it. Rematches after getting knocked out, it needs to come from the fighter themselves. If Cyborg comes forward saying, ‘I want the rematch I can absolutely do.’ Yes, I think Amanda should honor that.”

What's next?

UFC 235 is set to take center stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, on March 2nd, 2019. The UFC promises a stacked fight card, with the torch-bearers being Jon Jones and Anthony Smith for their UFC light heavyweight championship clash.

In regards to Holly Holm's recent confession, do you think Cris Cyborg deserves an immediate rematch against her UFC 232 rival, Amanda Nunes?

If yes, be sure to let us know why you think so, in the comments section below!

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