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


Cris will be back in the squared circle Dec. 10 to face fellow Bellator fighter Gabrielle Holloway, Omaha, Neb. This matchup was made public Tuesday.

The four-round, 154-pound match between Cyborg and Holloway will be featured in the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan.

Cyborg was due to make her pro-boxing debut in September. However, her bout with Simone da Silva, her current Bellator featherweight champion was declared an exhibition. This was after the Brazilian boxing organisation refused to supervise the fight because Silva had been placed on medical leave. The bout was won unanimously by Cyborg.

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

Holloway, 6-6 in MMA, competed twice as a professional boxer in the past, losing both by unanimous decision in 2016. Holloway was last seen in action in September 2020 being on the losing end of a decision against Cat Zingano at Bellator 245.