The UFC’s 2017 ended in the same manner as it had started, with Holly Holm on the losing end of a featherweight title challenge.
Over the full five rounds, the champion Cris Cyborg proved too precise with her strikes and her unrelenting pressure made sure that the Brazilian came out with a unanimous decision victory under her belt.
Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov displayed his utter brilliance against the dangerous Edson Barboza by taking the #4 ranked lightweight down at will and pummelling away with ground and pound en route to a wide victory on the scorecards.
Cris Cyborg def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
Dan Hooker def. Marc Diakiese via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:42
Carla Esparza def. Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neil Magny def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Myles Jury def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori declared majority draw (28-28, 29-28 Vettori, 28-28)
Matheus Nicolau def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25
Tim Elliott def. Mark Delarosa via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 1:41