Cyborg Agrees To Fight Nunes At UFC 226

After a successful title defense against Holly Holm at UFC 219, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg wanted the UFC to find her the best possible opposition at 145 pounds. Yet, Dana White claimed that one plan would be a superfight against bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, which is one fans had been clamoring for. Now it seems like Cyborg might be coming around to the idea.

Cyborg announced Monday that her and her management had agreed to a superfight with Nunes at UFC 226 on July 7th.

Nunes has been wanting a superfight with Cyborg for some time now, and said as much ahead of UFC 219, as she called out the winner of Cyborg-Holm. After UFC President Dana White called Cyborg-Nunes “the fight to make,” Nunes began publicly talking about making the fight happen, and now it could cometo be in July. Invicta featherweight champion Megan Anderson may be the one person in MMA who isn’t keen on this fight happening.

Anderson was previously scheduled to face Cyborg for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title but was forced to withdraw from the event for personal reasons and hasn’t fought since. With all the Cyborg-Nunes talk on social media yesterday, Anderson got reeled into the discussion and ended up having her own heated engagement with Cyborg over potentially fighting at UFC 226 if Nunes is unable or unwilling to fight Cyborg then.


With no official word from the UFC, it’s hard to tell how everything will shake out with all of this but Cris Cyborg is certainly doing her best to be an active champion.

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