UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on December 30, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns today with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm” on FS1.
The one-hour special previews the card’s women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC).
Holm had a shot at the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight title earlier this year, but lost a close decision to Germaine de Randamie at UFC 209. De Randamie later was stripped of the belt for failing to defend it, and Cyborg won the vacant title against Tonya Evinger at UFC 214. Cyborg has not lost a fight since her 2005 MMA debut.
The show also dives into the co-main event lightweight fight between Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) and the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC), who will be fighting for the first time in 13 months.
Countdown airs at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on FS1, and replays air throughout next week.
UFC 219 takes place next Saturday, Dec.30, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The UFC 219 card includes:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm – for women’s featherweight title
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
John Lineker vs. Jimmie Rivera
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Mark Delarosa vs Tim Elliott
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori