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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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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.”

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Watch: Cris Cyborg Spars With Olympic Boxer

Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is approaching her first-ever UFC title bout next month (Sat., July 29, 2017) when she takes on Megan Anderson for the vacant female 145-pound title in the co-main event of UFC 214. Justino made her UFC debut back in May of 2016 when she met Leslie Smith inside […]

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Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is approaching her first-ever UFC title bout next month (Sat., July 29, 2017) when she takes on Megan Anderson for the vacant female 145-pound title in the co-main event of UFC 214.

Justino made her UFC debut back in May of 2016 when she met Leslie Smith inside the Octagon on the main card of UFC 198 on pay-per-view (PPV) from her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. Cyborg won the bout via first-round knockout just after one minute into the contest. She followed that up with a second round finish over then-UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg last September in Brasilia, Brazil.

Cyborg has long advocated for a female 145-pound weight class to be implemented in the UFC, and she got that wish when the promotion paired former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie in the main event of UFC 208 this past February to crown the first ever women’s featherweight champ. “The Iron Lady” went on to win that contest via unanimous decision and was dubbed the first ever female 145-pound champion.

The Brazilian powerhouse was unable to partake in the historic bout due to the fact that she wasn’t given enough time to make the weight. Now, however, de Randamie has been stripped of her title due to her refusal to defend, and Cyborg now gets her crack at the gold when she takes on Megan Anderson, who has been called up from Invicta FC and vacated her own featherweight title to participate in the bout.

Anderson has won her past three fights inside the cage via early knockout, so Cyborg is taking her boxing training very serious heading into the fight. She has brought in North American Boxing Federation middleweight champ and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields for her camp, and video surfaced earlier this week of the pair’s sparing session. Check it out:

Shields took to Twitter after the session to credit Cyborg’s power and also offered her some tips to improve her striking game as well. Cyborg returned the favor by helping the boxer work on her ground game:

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Olympic Boxer Praises Cyborg’s Striking Ability

Cris Cyborg is vamping up her striking training heading into her UFC featherweight title bout with Megan Anderson at UFC 214 next month (Sat. July 29, 2017), as she has brought in North American Boxing Federation middleweight champ Claressa Shields. The two-time Olympian recently sparred with Justino earlier this week and praised Justino’s performance inside the ring, […]

Cris Cyborg is vamping up her striking training heading into her UFC featherweight title bout with Megan Anderson at UFC 214 next month (Sat. July 29, 2017), as she has brought in North American Boxing Federation middleweight champ Claressa Shields. The two-time Olympian recently sparred with Justino earlier this week and praised Justino’s performance inside the ring, […]

Cyborg Justino Pleads Not Guilty to Charge for Allegedly Punching Angela Magana

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has pleaded not guilty to her battery charge stemming from an alleged punch on a fellow UFC fighter, according to TMZ. 
The original incident occurred at a UFC retreat in May, when she and Angela Magana got in a confrontation…

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has pleaded not guilty to her battery charge stemming from an alleged punch on a fellow UFC fighter, according to TMZ

The original incident occurred at a UFC retreat in May, when she and Angela Magana got in a confrontation about social media that allegedly ended with a punch from Justino and a charge for battery.

She will be due back in court in August.

 


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