UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cyborg has a theory as to why the bout was put together, which is the first non-title women’s featherweight fight in UFC history.
“I’m not surprised. I said this was going to happen months ago,” Cyborg told Fan Sided. “It’s how the UFC works, no. 1 contender is going to fight someone I already beat. The UFC knows Holly needs a couple of wins so we can rematch. Right now her record is terrible. She’s in the negative.”
Holm fought Cyborg for the title in the main event of UFC 219, coming up on the wrong side of a unanimous decision loss.
No matter what the reason behind the fight being put together is, a happy Cyborg is excited to see how the bout plays out this June.
“The fight with Megan will be great. Megan’s a big girl and she will do her best in her first UFC fight,” Cyborg said. “I’m excited it will be the first 145-pound fight without a belt.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.