UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm Live Fight

The lineup is set for the UFC’s final pay-per-view of the year in its “Sin City” home turf.

UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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In the main event, women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) looks for her first UFC title defense when she takes on former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC).

In the co-headliner, Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC), who’s No. 4 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, takes on No. 6 Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).

Rounding out the main card on pay-per-view, John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC) takes on Jimmie Rivera (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in a bantamweight bout. Cynthia Calvillo (6-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets Carla Esparza (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a women’s strawweight contest. And to open the pay-per-view, Carlos Condit (30-10 MMA, 7-6 UFC) fights Neil Magny (19-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) at welterweight.

On the FS1 prelims, Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) lost Gokhan Saki as a light heavyweight opponent, but got Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) as a replacement. Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at lightweight. Myles Jury (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) takes on Rick Glenn (20-4-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at lightweight. And to open the FS1 portion, Matheus Nicolau (12-1-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Louis Smolka (11-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at flyweight.

One bout currently is scheduled for the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass: Russia’s Omari Akhmedov (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Italy’s Marvin Vettori (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet in a welterweight fight.

After Tim Elliott (14-8-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) had his fight against Pietro Menga (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) scrapped on weigh-ins day for UFC on FOX 26 this past week, he said he will be a part of UFC 219 against Mark Delarosa (9-0, 0-0 UFC). But UFC officials have not yet made that announcement.

The full “UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm” card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm – for women’s featherweight title
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
John Lineker vs. Jimmie Rivera
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny


Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori