Cris Cyborg recruits undefeated boxing star Cecilia Braekhus for fight camp

Less than three weeks away from one of MMA’s most highly anticipated championship match-ups between Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm, Cyborg has recruited one of boxing’s all-time greats to help her prepare.

Having already joined forces with a former boxing opponent of Holm’s, Mia St. John, Cris Cyborg is now preparing for battle with undefeated boxing champion Cecilia Braekhus (32-0).

“First Lady” Cecilia Braekhus is widely considered one of boxing’s greatest, having reigned as an undisputed female welterweight champion since 2014 and becoming the first woman in any weight class to simultaneously hold WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles.


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My team has brought in @ceciliabraekhus to help with boxing strategy ahead of #ufc219 Cecilia was scheduled to fight @hollyholm at the end of her boxing career however Holly transitioned into MMA before giving boxing fans the fight. Today Cecilia shared a lot of tendencies that her team has studied from the boxing career of Holly. 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 =========================== Minha equipe trouxe a @ceciliabraekhus para ajudar com a estratégia de boxe antes de #ufc219 Cecilia estava agendada para lutar contra @hollyholm no final de sua carreira de boxe no entanto, Holly passou para o MMA antes de dar aos fãs de boxe a luta. Hoje, Cecilia compartilhou muitas tendências que sua equipe estudou da carreira de boxe de Holly. #cyborgnation #ufc219 #cyborgvsholm #nacaocyborg

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Prior to Holm’s move to MMA, Braekhus eyed a potential bout with “The Preacher’s Daughter”. Now, Braekhus and her team will be helping Cyborg with boxing strategy ahead of the bout.

UFC 219 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 30. The PPV event is headlined by Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm.

What strategy do you think Cyborg will look to implement against Holm?


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  1. Probably the biggest help will be in learning how to cut off the cage and limit Holm’s movement. I don’t envy Holly at this point. Perhaps the biggest hope she has is that Cyborg will be overwhelmed with all this new found knowledge and flounder – but I doubt it.

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