Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘Team Tiramisu’

Tony Ferguson is right back to trading barbs with Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s no secret that Ferguson and “The Eagle” have developed a beef. “El Cucuy” was set to battle Nurmagomedov back in March 2017. Nurmagomedov never made the weigh-ins as he fell ill and the fight was canceled. Ferguson never got over “The Eagle” and […]

Tony Ferguson is right back to trading barbs with Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s no secret that Ferguson and “The Eagle” have developed a beef. “El Cucuy” was set to battle Nurmagomedov back in March 2017. Nurmagomedov never made the weigh-ins as he fell ill and the fight was canceled. Ferguson never got over “The Eagle” and […]

Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger in Against Cris Cyborg at UFC 214

Cris Cyborg will be facing Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson at UFC 214. Cyborg was set to meet Anderson inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The bout was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC 214 with the vacant women’s featherweight title on the line. That’s no longer the case. Anderson has […]

Cris Cyborg will be facing Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson at UFC 214. Cyborg was set to meet Anderson inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The bout was scheduled to be the co-main event of UFC 214 with the vacant women’s featherweight title on the line. That’s no longer the case. Anderson has […]

Cris Cyborg to face Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 for women’s featherweight title

Megan Anderson had to withdraw from her UFC 214 title fight against Cris Cyborg. Now Tonya Evinger will get a shot at vacant gold.

Cris Cyborg will fight at UFC 214 for the vacant women’s featherweight title, but not against Megan Anderson as originally expected.

With Anderson having to withdraw from the bout, Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will step in for a chance at the UFC’s 145-pound title. UFC officials announced the fight on Tuesday evening.

Cyborg and Evinger will serve as the fight card’s co-main event on Saturday, July 29, in Anaheim, Calif.

UFC officials did not officially announce why Anderson withdrew from the fight, but ESPN reported that Anderson was pulled due to personal reasons. Sources within Anderson’s camp told the outlet that she is “looking forward to fighting Cyborg for a UFC title at a later date,” but wouldn’t comment any further on the situation.

Cyborg and Evinger will fight for the featherweight title after the UFC stripped former champion Germaine de Randamie, who bested Holly Holm for the belt back in February. UFC officials said in a statement that a “champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders,” suggesting she was unwilling to fight Cyborg.

The promotion then worked to book Anderson against Cyborg, ultimately announcing the fight for the vacant belt just last week to take place at UFC 214. Evinger was scheduled to fight for Invicta FC in July, but with Anderson out, the UFC moved to sweep up the Invicta title holder and maintain the pay-per-view’s co-featured bout.

UFC 214 is scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champ Daniel Cormier and former title holder Jon Jones.

Megan Anderson had to withdraw from her UFC 214 title fight against Cris Cyborg. Now Tonya Evinger will get a shot at vacant gold.

Cris Cyborg will fight at UFC 214 for the vacant women’s featherweight title, but not against Megan Anderson as originally expected.

With Anderson having to withdraw from the bout, Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will step in for a chance at the UFC’s 145-pound title. UFC officials announced the fight on Tuesday evening.

Cyborg and Evinger will serve as the fight card’s co-main event on Saturday, July 29, in Anaheim, Calif.

UFC officials did not officially announce why Anderson withdrew from the fight, but ESPN reported that Anderson was pulled due to personal reasons. Sources within Anderson’s camp told the outlet that she is “looking forward to fighting Cyborg for a UFC title at a later date,” but wouldn’t comment any further on the situation.

Cyborg and Evinger will fight for the featherweight title after the UFC stripped former champion Germaine de Randamie, who bested Holly Holm for the belt back in February. UFC officials said in a statement that a “champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders,” suggesting she was unwilling to fight Cyborg.

The promotion then worked to book Anderson against Cyborg, ultimately announcing the fight for the vacant belt just last week to take place at UFC 214. Evinger was scheduled to fight for Invicta FC in July, but with Anderson out, the UFC moved to sweep up the Invicta title holder and maintain the pay-per-view’s co-featured bout.

UFC 214 is scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champ Daniel Cormier and former title holder Jon Jones.

Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger In vs. Cyborg At UFC 214

The UFC’s new female featherweight division continues to hit some bumps in the road on their way to finding a solid title-holder. Earlier this month it was announced that former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino would be taking on Megan Anderson for the vacant 145-pound strap, after inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie was […]

The post Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger In vs. Cyborg At UFC 214 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

The UFC’s new female featherweight division continues to hit some bumps in the road on their way to finding a solid title-holder.

Earlier this month it was announced that former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino would be taking on Megan Anderson for the vacant 145-pound strap, after inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie was stripped due to refusal to defend. Now, however, that fight will no longer happen.

Per a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Anderson has been forced to pull out of the contest due to reasons not yet disclosed, and current Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will fill the void left behind by Anderson.

Evinger is currently on a 10 fight win streak, not having lost since July of 2011 when former UFC bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann took home a unanimous decision win over her. The 36-year-old has been competing in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) since 2006, and will finally get her crack at the UFC next month.

Cyborg hasn’t lost since her MMA debut in 2005 and has since established herself as one of the most dominant female fighters in the history of the sport. She is currently on a 17 fight winning streak and has finished her past 11 fights via knockout.

The pair will co-headline UFC 214 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on July 29, 2017 for the vacant female featherweight title. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

The post Megan Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger In vs. Cyborg At UFC 214 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino to Fight Tonya Evinger over Megan Anderson at UFC 214

Cris “Cyborg” Justino will face Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson for the vacant featherweight championship at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, on July 29.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reported Tuesday UFC officials confirmed Anderson withdrew from t…

Cris “Cyborg” Justino will face Tonya Evinger instead of Megan Anderson for the vacant featherweight championship at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, on July 29.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reported Tuesday UFC officials confirmed Anderson withdrew from the scheduled bout because of personal reasons. Evinger—who is the 135-pound champion of Invicta FC—will take her place.

Justino boasts a 17-1 record and would be a formidable opponent for even the best UFC foes. Evinger is a current champion in the all-female fight promotion Invicta FC, but this matchup figures to be a daunting challenge.

Still, Okamoto called it “a huge development” for the fighter, who was previously set to headline an Invicta event on July 15.

The showdown with Justino will be a co-main event at UFC 214 alongside the light heavyweight championship between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

As for a potential matchup between Anderson and Justino, Okamoto noted Anderson’s representatives said she is “looking forward to fighting Cyborg for a UFC title at a later date.”

Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com

UFC Fight Night 112 Salaries: B.J. Penn Tops List at $150,000

The UFC Fight Night 112 salaries are in and B.J. Penn is the top earner. UFC Fight Night 112 took place this past Sunday night (June 25) in Oklahoma City. In the main event, Kevin Lee took a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. He earned $88,000, while Chiesa took home $36,000. In the co-main […]

The UFC Fight Night 112 salaries are in and B.J. Penn is the top earner. UFC Fight Night 112 took place this past Sunday night (June 25) in Oklahoma City. In the main event, Kevin Lee took a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. He earned $88,000, while Chiesa took home $36,000. In the co-main […]