UFC 219: Cris Cyborg reflects on Holly Holm victory, calls for Megan Anderson fight | UFC | Sport


‘Cyborg’ made the first defence of her women’s featherweight title in the main event of UFC 219, which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Brazilian retained her crown, which she claimed last July at UFC 214, by registering a .

Victory over Holm saw ‘Cyborg’ extend her winning streak to nine fights on the spin.

A delighted ‘Cyborg’ said: “I want to say thank you to Holly Holm. She’s an amazing fighter and she did really well.

“And I want to say thank you to god for the opportunity, he’s the force of my life. Thank you guys for coming.”

With Holm out of the way, ‘Cyborg’ is hopeful of fighting Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson.

“You know, I’d like to fight somebody at 145lbs,” ‘Cyborg’ said. “Maybe Megan Anderson.

“I’ve always liked to fight in Australia, I have a lot of fans there.”

219 Results

Main card

Cris ‘Cyborg’ vs. Holly Holm (women’s featherweight title fight) – ‘Cyborg’ def. Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza (lightweight bout) – Nurmagomedv def. Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza (women’s strawweight bout) – Esparza def. Calvillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese (lightweight bout) – Hooker def. Diakiese via submission (guillotine choke), Round 3, 0:43

Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny (welterweight bout) – Magny def. Condit via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Khalil Rountree vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (light-heavyweight bout) – Oleksiejczuk def. Rountree via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn (men’s featherweight bout) – Jury def. Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Louis Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau (men’s flyweight bout) –  Nicolau def. Smolka via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Tim Elliot vs. Mark De La Rosa (men’s bantamweight bout) –  Elliot def. De La Rosa via submission (anaconda choke) Round 2, 1:41

Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov (middleweight bout) – Majority draw (28-28, 29-28 [Vettori], 28-28)

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