Cris Cyborg will be defending her women's featherweight title for the first time as she faces former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 219.
The two fighters were slated to fight each other after Cyborg defeated Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in July to become champion. However, negotiations were said to have stalled because of financial issues.
But with the UFC desperately in need of additions to the end-of-year card on 30 December, an agreement was struck and the fight will now take place in Las Vegas.
The UFC 219 card is still without a headliner, and recently suffered a blow to the main card with the withdrawal of former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who is out of his number one contender fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm.
Conor McGregor was expected to face Tony Ferguson in a lightweight title unification bout. But with each passing day along with the Irishman's recent actions at Bellator 187, it is looking more unlikely.
A more recent development is that welterweight champion Tyron Woodley could face Nate Diaz in a title fight which will ideally be the main event of UFC 219.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Woodley confirmed on The Hollywood Beatdown that the UFC has offered him that fight and agreed to it. "The Chosen One" is just waiting for Diaz's side to agree to the bout.
"Not a possible fight. A 50-percent completed fight," Woodley revealed. "You got one half of the party that's been offered, that's accepted, that's out here with their bag at Wilcard Boxing getting punched by world champions."
"Then you got the other side that's got a whole bunch of excuses. So, that's what I'm kind of fired up about."
But as it stands, Cyborg vs Holm is the official main event for the card. The full card is below:
Cris Cyborg (C) vs. Holly Holm
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Emil Meek vs. Kamaru Usman
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker