Bellator champion Cris Cyborg will step into the boxing ring in the U.S. for the first time this weekend.

Cyborg will face Gabrielle Holloway on the undercard to the Terence Crawford-David Avanesyan contest.

Crawford and Avanesyan meet for the WBO welterweight title live on BLK Prime. The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET from the CHI Health Center in Omaha.

“Things are going great,” Cyborg said. “Boxing is a lot different than MMA, but the hard work stays consistent. The biggest difference is the time. The rounds go so fast, I only have two minutes to win the round. So, the big thing I worked on is focusing on starting quickly. I have given this camp my all, and I am expecting to win.”

Cyborg knows she will be taking on a “tough opponent” in Holloway.

“I am fighting a tough opponent,” she said. “Gabby Halloway has never been stopped and fought someone I knew in Raquel Miller. She hasn’t been the most active but has been around the game for a long time, and has more experience than me, as a pro boxer. I am not overlooking her at all. I want to keep up a good pace and apply a lot of pressure.

“I want to be able to fight against the big names in the sport of boxing. I want to compete and challenge myself against the best of this era, and to do so it all starts on a win on December 10th. A win puts me in a great position.”

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