UFC champions Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes will meet in the Octagon on Dec. 29, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by ESPN. Cyborg’s featherweight title will be on the line when they meet in a 145-pound fight at Las Vegas’ UFC 232.
Cyborg (20-1, 1 no-contest) attempted to convince the UFC and Nunes to move the fight to September, complaining about the long layoff after a March title defense with Yana Kunitskaya, but the promotion ultimately booked it for the final card of the year.
The featherweight champion is 5-0 inside the Octagon with wins over Leslie Smith, Lina Lansberg, Tonya Evinger, Holly Holm and Kunitskaya.
Nunes (16-4) last fought in May, stopping Raquel Pennington in the fifth round to successfully defend the bantamweight title for the third time.
The American Top Team product, who hasn’t fought as a featherweight since 2011, is coming off consecutive victories over Shayna Baszler, Sara McMann, Valentina Shevchenko (twice), Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Pennington.
You called me out. You picked the date. See you Dec 29th. @Amanda_Leoa #ufc232 #NaçãoCyborg pic.twitter.com/a0qGPK8KOW— CyborgVNunes #UFC232 (@criscyborg) August 22, 2018