Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino will square off against former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm in the upcoming UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place Sat., Dec. 30, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Justino (18-1, 1 NC) captured the crown by turning away Tonya Evinger at the UFC 214 PPV back in July, her eighth straight win — and eighth straight knockout finish — since departing Strikeforce back in 2011.
Holm (11-3) surrendered her 135-pound strap to Miesha Tate in early 2016, then tried to claim gold as a featherweight. Unfortunately, “The Preacher’s Daughter” came up short against Germaine de Randamie.
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today revealed that veteran referee Herb Dean would be charged with overseeing the action, according to MMA Junkie, while judges Derek Cleary, Dave Hagen and Chris Lee will score the bout from cageside.
We’re just over two weeks away!
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