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Cris Cyborg defeats Holly Holm by decision at UFC 219 to defend featherweight title

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Cris Cyborg defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC 219 to retain her women’s featherweight championship.

The judges scored the bout 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Cyborg.

The 145-pound title bout was the main event of the pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Cyborg (19-1) extended her winning streak to eight and made the first defense of her UFC title, which she won she knocked out Tonya Edinger at UFC 214 last July. Cyborg was taken to the fifth round for the first time in her 12-year career.

Holm, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is 1-4 since upsetting Ronda Rousey in 2015.



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