Megan Anderson Calls On UFC To Sign More Female Featherweights

Megan Anderson will face Holly Holm at UFC 225 on June 9th, 2018. Should Anderson defeat Holm, she’ll likely be the next to challenge Cris Cyborg for her UFC featherweight championship. The 6ft tall Australian was forced to pull out of a planned …

Megan Anderson will face Holly Holm at UFC 225 on June 9th, 2018. Should Anderson defeat Holm, she’ll likely be the next to challenge Cris Cyborg for her UFC featherweight championship. The 6ft tall Australian was forced to pull out of a planned bout with Cyborg at UFC 214 for personal reasons. She is motivated […]

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Holly Holm Returns Against Former Invicta Champion At UFC 225

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has her next fight lined up. The UFC announced that a featherweight bout between Holm and former Invicta FC featherweight champ Megan Anderson had been booked for the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event. This fight marks the first non-title women’s featherweight bout in UFC history. Chicago is STACKED!@HollyHolm […]

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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has her next fight lined up.

The UFC announced that a featherweight bout between Holm and former Invicta FC featherweight champ Megan Anderson had been booked for the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event. This fight marks the first non-title women’s featherweight bout in UFC history.

Despite the fact that the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion didn’t capture the women’s featherweight title from Cris Cyborg in the main event of UFC 219, she is pressing forward.

As a result of her loss to Cyborg at UFC 219, Holm fell to 1-4 since her legendary knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.

On the flip side, Anderson is on a four fight winning streak and this bout will mark her promotional debut with the UFC.

UFC 225 pay-per-view event slated to go down on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is slated to defend his title against Yoel Romero at this upcoming pay-per-view event, which will serve as the main event.

The promotion will announce more bouts for the event in the coming weeks. Here is the updated card:

Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title

Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos – for interim welterweight title

Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem

Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis

Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha

Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa

Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith

Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder

Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago

CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson

Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm

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Holly Holm Meets Megan Anderson in Featherweight Bout at UFC 225

The women’s featherweight division has finally booked a non-title fight for the first time ever. At UFC 225, Holly Holm will make her return to action as she welcomes former Invicta Fighting Championships 145-pound champion Megan Anderson to the …

The women’s featherweight division has finally booked a non-title fight for the first time ever. At UFC 225, Holly Holm will make her return to action as she welcomes former Invicta Fighting Championships 145-pound champion Megan Anderson to the Octagon on June 9 in Chicago. News of the fight was first reported by the Chicago […]

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Invicta Champ Challenges Cris Cyborg After UFC 222

Last summer, Cris Cyborg was briefly scheduled to defend her 145-pound title against Invicta featherweight champ Megan Anderson, but Anderson was forced to withdraw due to personal reasons. Cyborg then on went on to successfully defend her title against Tonya Evinger and Holly Holm before meeting Yana Kunitskaya in the main event of last night’s (March […]

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Last summer, Cris Cyborg was briefly scheduled to defend her 145-pound title against Invicta featherweight champ Megan Anderson, but Anderson was forced to withdraw due to personal reasons.

Cyborg then on went on to successfully defend her title against Tonya Evinger and Holly Holm before meeting Yana Kunitskaya in the main event of last night’s (March 3, 2018) UFC 222 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Despite taking the fight on short notice, Cyborg showed up in peak form, scoring a dominant first-round TKO victory.

And now, Anderson is finally hoping to get a crack at the Brazilian slugger:

While the fight certainly makes sense, the UFC has appeared interested in booking a super fight between Cyborg and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. That matchup is certainly an intriguing one as well, and it could take place at UFC 224 in May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Who would you like to see Cyborg fight next?

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Megan Anderson Calls Out Cris Cyborg Following UFC 222 Win

Megan Anderson kept a close eye on one top bout that took place on the main card of UFC 222. As seen in the main event of Saturday’s (March 3, 2018) UFC 222 event on pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cris Cyborg successfully reta…

Megan Anderson kept a close eye on one top bout that took place on the main card of UFC 222. As seen in the main event of Saturday’s (March 3, 2018) UFC 222 event on pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cris Cyborg successfully retained her UFC women’s featherweight title against newcomer […]

Quote: Megan Anderson Not Experienced Enough To Fight Cyborg Next

Cris Cyborg successfully defended her UFC featherweight title last weekend (Dec. 30, 2017) against Holly Holm, but her future remains unclear. While she has expressed interest in facing Megan Anderson or another featherweight contender, UFC President Dana White has expressed his desire to book a super fight between Cyborg and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Given […]

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Cris Cyborg successfully defended her UFC featherweight title last weekend (Dec. 30, 2017) against Holly Holm, but her future remains unclear.

While she has expressed interest in facing Megan Anderson or another featherweight contender, UFC President Dana White has expressed his desire to book a super fight between Cyborg and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Given the fact that Anderson is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion, either option could make sense, but ex-UFC bantamweight titleholder Miesha Tate thinks Anderson is a ‘bit green’ as of now:

“The problem I have with that fight is, um, the quality of opponents Megan has beat, I don’t feel they’re even remotely close to Cyborg,” she said on SiriusXM’s “MMA Tonight.” “I think she’s a bit green at this point.”

Continuing on, Tate acknowledged that Anderson is a skillful and marketable fighter, but she simply doesn’t feel as if she’s experienced enough to compete with someone like Cyborg:

“I think Megan will probably be the next one to get it. I think she’s the most marketable,” Tate said. “She’s very tall. She’s very long. She’s very rangy. … She’s going to have a height advantage. That makes it interesting. She’ll be the first woman who has that much of a reach and size advantage, you could say, on Cyborg.

“But I don’t think she’s experienced enough yet. There’s a big difference in the women she’s been fighting and beating, and then Cyborg.”

Who would you like to see Cyborg face next?

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