Cyborg: I’m Fighting at UFC 214
Cris "Cyborg" Justino may finally have her next UFC bout, her first in a little less than a year, and it would be her first in the UFC women’s featherweight division since its establishment. Cyborg will likely take on Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson at UFC 214.
This fight has been rumored for a little while now. Cyborg has teased during the UFC Fight Night on Saturday about her next bout, which will be at UFC 214. However, some conflicting reports are coming in that this bout is official.
— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) June 10, 2017
Cyborg has been at war with the UFC for a while now, and most recently with UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie. Randamie refuses to fight Cyborg due to various reasons, including her claim that Cyborg is a "cheater" and a desire to return to 135. Cyborg failed a drug test back in December, but she was granted a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption.
Randamie has not fought and defended the UFC women’s featherweight title since winning the inaugural women’s featherweight title belt against Holly Holm back at UFC 208.
Anderson, who is 8-2 in her career, has been one of the most noted women’s featherweight competitors. She is on a four-fight winning streak, and has won four of her five bouts in Invicta FC.
UFC 214 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The main event will see the second bout between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
This story will be updated as new information develops.