It looks like UFC 219 finally has a main event.
With just six weeks to go before the show is set to go down December 30th from Las Vegas, the UFC has put together a women's featherweight title fight between Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. The news was announced by Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.
Note that Pugmire calls the fight the ‘likely main event.’ I guess that’s just in case the MMA gods smile upon us and we get Woodley vs. Diaz.
Cyborg vs. Holm had been rumored as a possible headliner for the event for weeks, but negotiations seemed to go sour earlier this week with Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez declaring the fight dead due to 'financial' issues. But it looks like that was just another bargaining maneuver, one that we imagine has worked out in Holly's favor.
Here’s the updated UFC 219 card as it stands:
Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm (for women's featherweight championship)
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Emil Meek vs. Kamaru Usman
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker