Cris Cyborg set to make pro boxing debut against Bellator vet Gabrielle Holloway in December


Cris Cyborg will return to the court on December 10 for a professional boxing match with fellow Bellator fighter Gabrielle Holloway in Omaha, Nebraska. The match was announced on Tuesday.

A four-round 154-pound bout between Cyborg and Holloway will feature on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan.

Cyborg, the reigning Bellator featherweight champion, was due to make her professional boxing debut this September in her native Curitiba, but her match with Simona da Silva was ruled a showcase after the Brazilian boxing organization refused to watch the match due to a medical disqualification. Silva. . Cyborg won the fight via unanimous decision.

The former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion hasn’t competed in MMA since her last Bellator title defense, defeating Arlene Blencoe after five rounds in April.

Holloway, 6-6 in MMA, fought twice as a professional boxer in the past, losing both by unanimous decision in 2016. Holloway was last seen in action in September 2020 when he lost a decision against Cat Zingano at Bellator 245.