Cris Cyborg defeats Holly Holm at UFC 219
UFC 219: Cris Cyborg (r) and Holly Holm (l) in their featherweight championship / Pic: via Twitter / UFC

UFC 219: Cris Cyborg defends women’s featherweight title

UFC 219 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday December 31 (Dec 30 in the US). The Pay-Per-View event featured the ten-fight bill, with women’s featherweight title contested in the headliner of the show.

In the main event the defending featherweight champion Cris Cyborg went up against ranked No.2 Holly Holm. The scheduled for five rounds bout went the distance. Cyborg was pronounced as the winner by unanimous decision, consequently defending the belt.

The co-main event featured a lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza. The bout ended in favor of Nurmagomedov, who came out victorious also claiming a unanimous decision.

Also on the card lightweight Dan Hooker defeated Marc Diakiese via submission (Guillotine) in the third round. Carla Esparza scored a unanimous decision against Cynthia Calvillo at women’s strawweight. In addition, welterweight Neil Magny similarly defeated Carlos Condit.

UFC 219 was the final event of the year promoted by Ultimate Fighting Championship. The full results can be found below.

UFC 219 results

Main Card
Women’s Featherweight Cris Cyborg def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision
Lightweight Dan Hooker def. Marc Diakiese via third-round submission
Women’s Strawweight Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision

Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Michael Oleksiejczuk def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Featherweight Myles Jury def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Middleweight Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov ends in majority draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28 Vettori)
Flyweight Matheus Nicolau def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)

Early Prelims
Bantamweight Tim Elliott def. Mark De La Rosa via second-round submission

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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