Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) really wanted to have a featherweight class so that reigning division champion, Cris Cyborg, could have
warm bodies worthy opponents for each and every title defense.
That didn’t pan out, despite the addition of 145-pound prospects in the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), so the promotion instead tapped bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, to move up in weight to try to become the first women’s champ-champ.
They’ll throw hands at the upcoming UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, a card headlined by the light heavyweight rematch pitting Jon Jones opposite Alexander Gustafsson.
Earlier this week, Cyborg held a special media open workout where she reminded the slack-jawed press why she’s remained unbeaten for the past 13 years, which includes a 5-0 record for UFC with four violent finishes.
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