The UFC has been trying to book a women’s featherweight super fight between reigning divisional champion Cris Cyborg and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes for months. Unfortunately, the promotion has not been able to nail the fight down as of yet.
Speaking earlier this weekend in the buildup to UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, UFC President Dana White gave a promising update on this much discussed super fight.
“That’s the fight to make,” White assured the media when asked about this fight (via MMAMania). “I don’t know when we’ll get it done, but that’s the fight to make. That’s the fight I want, I know that’s the fight the fans want, and it’s the fight we need to get done.”
“We’ll get it done,” White added confidently when pressed about a potential setting for this contest.
Cris Cyborg last fought in March, when she mauled Yana Kunitskaya to a first-round TKO victory in the main event of UFC 222. In her next most recent fight, she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm by decision. This fight, finally, was preceded by a third round TKO of Tonya Evinger, which earned her the UFC women’s featherweight title.
Amanda Nunes, meanwhile, last fought in May, in the main event of UFC 224, when she defended her title with a fifth round smashing of Raquel Pennington. In her next most recent fights, she defeated Valentina Shevchenko by split decision and Ronda Rousey by first round knockout. Nunes won the title with a first round submission of Miesha Tate.
Do you think we’ll ever see Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes fight?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/29/2018.