Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino once again came face-to-face with former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm ahead of their upcoming UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place Sat., Dec. 30, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
No more pleasantries.
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. No question her first title defense against a former boxing champion could be her toughest test to date.
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. Working in her favor is the fact that UFC does not have a ton of featherweights hanging around, so securing a title shot against “Cyborg” did not take much effort.
Watch them square off at today’s UFC 219 media day in the embedded video player above, as well as the staredown between co-headliners Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza, embedded blow:
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