Arguably the most highly anticipated women’s fight in UFC history has been set, with the featherweight queen Cris Cyborg set to put her title on the line against reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a match fitting for the UFC’s traditional end of the year card.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed that the Brazil’s top female competitors will be facing each other at UFC 232 on December 29th.
There has been speculation regarding the potential super fight throughout the MMA community since Cyborg retained her title against Holly Holm at UFC 219. With little to no competition left for these two champions, one question remained – how long before these two look to each other for a fight?
Dana White himself backed up the claim that Nunes wanted this fight, although it seemed for a brief moment that it would not materialize. Nunes offered a later date than Cyborg was comfortable with to tend to a foot injury, upsetting Cyborg at the time as she considered it as a way of sidelining her during her prime. Now that this later date has reportedly been accepted by both parties, all there is left do is wait in anticipation.
Now that the time has come, at a period where the UFC is kicking things into gear for their annual finale, what better way to add to that excitement than a potential fight for the ages, a truly historic showing of progression and triumph?