Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes Set for UFC 232 in December


A highly anticipated champion versus champion showdown is set for UFC 232 as Cris Cyborg meets Amanda Nunes on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas. Sources close to the contest confirmed that bout agreements have been issued for the fight that will see Cyborg put her featherweight title on the line against the women's bantamweight champion in Nunes. ESPN first reported the contest on Wednesday.

?Nação Cyborg é Oficial Me desafiou e escolheu a data da luta! Te vejo dia 29 de dezembro! ?#Aba #CYBORGNATION #CYBORGVSNUNES •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ?Cyborg Nation Official You called me out. You picked the date. See you Dec 29th. #ufc232 #NaçãoCyborg A post shared by CRIS CYBORG ?CHAMPION (@criscyborg) on Aug 22, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT

The long rumored fight had been talked about as a potential headliner for UFC 228 in Dallas with Cyborg calling for Nunes to accept the proposed date. Nunes fired back by saying she absolutely wanted the fight but needed more time to get ready, which is why the UFC was then pushing for the matchup in December. Now it's a done deal as Cyborg will look for the third straight defense of her featherweight title while facing arguably her toughest test to date. Cyborg has been the most dominant force in women's mixed martial arts for more than a…

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