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Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm set for UFC 219

Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Cat--Smasher, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Sakara=Excitement

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    Yeah but I dragged my ass so one week already done. Make it 1 week Poindexter
     
  2. Cat--Smasher

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    Such a gentleman.
     
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  3. Sakara=Excitement

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    Thanks.

    Champ Cris Cyborg is a hefty favorite over Holly Holm at UFC 219


     
  4. thumper

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    theres no question in my mind why she's a big underdog compared to where she would have been. 3 fight losing streak and losing the belt immediately really hurts betting odds

    she's 1 and 3 over the last 2 years. cyborg hasn't lost a fight in 12 years with 18 wins. what could we expect?
     
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    Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Announces New UFC Deal to Make Her Highest-Paid Female on Roster
     
  7. Sakara=Excitement

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    Who was before? Holly Holm? I thought she was already.
     
  8. Kevo

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    Probably still technically Rousey
     
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  10. Kevo

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    Hopefully Cyborg's style forces Holm into an excitingly competitive fight. Holm's style can sometimes be a little dull.
     
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  11. thumper

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    it's going to be an eye opening fight. it's going to really expose one or the other.
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    i think Holy could take this. she's technical. Cyborg has that chute box go crazy style
     
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  12. Kevo

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    Oh for sure, this is cyborgs toughest mma fight to date. I put it 50/50
     
  13. Nebraska

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    Cyborg didn’t exactly set the world on fire herself against Evinger.
     
  14. Kevo

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    Nope, but she got the finish. It was a lot like Holm's last fight against Bethe.
     
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  15. chuckthechamp

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    She beat that chick down bad..its not her fault Evinger has heart..and it was still a finish..
     
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  16. Nebraska

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    She needed three rounds to finish a bantamweight on short notice. I know Evinger is tough, but Cyborg was trying to get out of there one shot at a time.
     
  17. thumper

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    And that is precisely why i'm concerned Cyborg may not win. She isn't technical, she's a brawler and crowds you..., so did ronda and we see what happened there.

    If Holly can establish distance I think Cyborg is in trouble. i don't think she's patient enough to handle it. I could obviously be wrong, and I think I'd like to see cyborg win a belt, but it would make me really happy to see Holly take another home
     
  18. AnchorPunch

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    I think she's looked increasingly patient, at least starting with the Leslie Smith fight. Holly is definitely a stylisticly difficult matchup, but I'm more concerned that the fight will be dull than I am of Cyborg blitzing in half crazed.
     
  19. thumper

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    I have to admit that's a good point about leslie smith. I forgot about that one.

    I think though if she fights controlled Holly will pick her a part.
     
  20. AnchorPunch

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    Totally agree, it's why I think it's a tough match stylistically.. If she's too patient, I can see Holly picking her apart for 5. If she's too aggressive, I think she can get nastily countered. Seems like a fight where she'll need to keep the pace, fight at boxing range, and mix in some doubles and singles. Not exactly what I think of as her bread and butter, but not impossible.

    I'm rooting for Cyborg, though admittedly because I think Holly has been a bit dull in fights at times.
     

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