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Midnight Mania! Nunes gets the closest odds for any Cyborg opponent since Gina Carano

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It is the era of the superfight. Women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes is happening, and the odds are closer for any fight Cyborg has had since she fought Gina Carano in Strikeforce in 2009.

The fighters will clash at the big end-of-year UFC 232 card, on December 29 in Las Vegas, so there is plenty of time for those odds to shift. Nunes brings legitimate knockout power with her to 145 lbs., where she faces perhaps the most feared woman in mixed martial arts. It isn’t the superfight Cyborg has been angling for all these years — the only way she faces Ronda Rousey is in the WWE ring at this juncture — but Nunes does represent the most credible challenge to the current biggest female draw in combat sports.


Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Cris Cyborg
    (524 votes)
  • 20%
    Amanda Nunes
    (191 votes)
  • 21%
    Gina Carano
    (199 votes)
914 votes total Vote Now


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