On Saturday night, fight fans around the world tuned in to watch what was undoubtedly the most highly anticipated female fight of 2017…
Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm had all the glorious storylines that one could possibly look for in a UFC event of this magnitude. Heading into the clash, Cyborg was frequently spoken about as the most terrifying woman in the history of the UFC.
Meanwhile, Holm was being discussed as potentially, the greatest woman to ever compete in combat sports with a win against Cyborg set to cement her legacy in the history books.
However, in the end, Cyborg simply had too much for Holm to handle and, although the fight went for five long rounds, there was no doubting who the winner had been.
Cyborg took the decision on all three of the judges’ scorecards although many have pointed out that a strong performance in round five would have seen Holm winning the title via split decision.
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) December 31, 2017