Could the two best fighters in women’s MMA be headed for a showdown?
Ariel Helwani of ESPN.com reports the UFC is looking to book the superfight between featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes for UFC 232 on Dec. 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Cyborg said Wednesday afternoon that she agreed to face Nunes for her title at UFC 228 on Sept. 8; on Wednesday evening, Nunes revealed a signed agreement for the bout to happen at UFC 232.
I agreed for second time , fight Amanda Nunes September 8 #UFCdallas #UFC228 my last fight was 4 months ago. I’m ready to fight.
— CyborgVNunes #ufc228 (@criscyborg) July 11, 2018
Waiting on you. @criscyborg #ufc232 December 29 ? Contrato assinado 29 de dezembro #ufc232 pic.twitter.com/J6QKx3YjvC
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 12, 2018
Cyborg is considered the best women’s fighter in the world; she’s unbeaten in 21 fights, with 18 of those wins coming via stoppage. She won the vacant title by third-round TKO over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 last July. Most recently, she defeated Yana Kunitskaya by first-round TKO at UFC 222.
Nunes (16-4) would be looking to become the third fighter in UFC history to hold two titles at the same time. She has won seven consecutive fights, including first-round stoppages over Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. In her last outing, Nunes beat Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision.