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Guide to UFC 219: Predictions, analysis and full coverage

Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm will square off at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30. Josh Hedges/Getty Images

UFC 219, taking place Saturday, Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, features two of the most anticipated fights of the year. Headlining the night is a women's featherweight title bout between Cris 'Cyborg' Justino and Holly Holm. Cyborg (18-1) has not lost since her professional debut in 2005 and has been arguably the most dominant fighter in mixed martial arts since then. Holm (11-3), who has experience beating legendary fighters, will look to test that. She is coming off an impressive head kick KO over Bethe Correia last June.

In the co-main event fans will finally see the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0). Due to injuries and weight-cutting issues he has not fought since defeating Michael Johnson at UFC 205 last November. His challenger will be Edson Barboza (19-4), a winner in three consecutive matchups. Barboza is coming off a win against Beneil Dariush where he won by an absolutely vicious flying knee knock out.

Other intriguing fights on the UFC 219 card include Jimmie Rivera (No. 4-ranked bantamweight) vs. John Lineker (No. 5), Carlos Condit (No. 8-ranked welterweight) vs. Neil Magny (No. 11), Cynthia Calvillo (No. 7-ranked female strawweight) vs. Carla Esparza (No. 8) and Kamaru Usman (No. 12-ranked welterweight) vs. Emil Meek.

Who will come out on top?

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