The two fighters met in a bout at the UFC 239 pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As seen in the fight, Nunes dropped her with a head kick and finished her up with strikes on the ground in the first-round.
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Nunes knocked out Cris Cyborg in the first round in the co-headliner of UFC 232 to win the UFC women’s featherweight title on December 29, 2018, at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
With that win, Nunes became a two-division champion as she’s the champ of the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions. It’s possible that Nunes’ next fight will take place in the featherweight division, which could lead to a Cyborg rematch.
Holm entered this fight 2-3 in her last five bouts and was fresh off a win over Magan Anderson by unanimous decision at the UFC 235 PPV event to earn a title shot.
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