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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino consulting Claressa Shields in preparation for Holly Holm

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino consulting Claressa Shields in preparation for Holly Holm

The mingling of boxing into the UFC has defined this year, so it’s fitting that the final bout will be a women’s featherweight title match between former pro boxer Holly Holm and hard-punching champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino.

The pair appeared in Detroit on Thursday to promote the start of ticket sales for their UFC 219 main event, which will be staged Dec. 30 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time for the card that also marks the return of unbeaten lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) against Brazilian Edson Barboza in the co-main event.

Justino (18-1) sent a message of sorts to former UFC bantamweight champion Holm (11-3) on...

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