Once UFC 239 is completed, fans can expect to see Nunes defending the featherweight strap next.
“For sure (I plan to) defend both,” Nunes said at the UFC Seasonal Press Conference (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “I will defend my belt at 135 then go up and defend my belt after at 145.”
Nunes became the women’s featherweight champion back at UFC 232 in December of 2018, defeating then champion Cyborg by first round knockout. The win was a historical one for Nunes because she became the first female fighter in the UFC two hold two belts in two different weight classes at the same time.
The two division champion is focusing on Holm first, but would be open to a possible rematch with Cyborg after UFC 239.
“Honestly, I think about Holly now then we’ll see next,” Nunes said. “A (Cris) Cyborg rematch? Why not? We’ll see what’s next.”
UFC 239 takes place on Saturday, July 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Thiago Santos headlining. Fightful is going to be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.