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
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
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