By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Cris Cyborg will still be fighting for the UFC women’s featherweight championship on July 29 at UFC 214 in Anaheim, but it won’t be against Megan Anderson.
Unfortunately for fight fans, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke news early this evening that Megan Anderson (8-2 MMA) has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled UFC title shot opposite Cris Cyborg (17-1 MMA) due to personal reasons.
“Due to personal issues, Megan Anderson has been forced to withdraw from her UFC 214 bout against Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino on July 29,” a UFC official stated.
With that said the UFC has managed to keep Cris Cyborg on UFC 214, as the promotion announced that the Brazilian slugger has been booked to fight current Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA) at the event.
Tonya Evinger was most recently seen in action this past March, where she scored a second-round submission victory over Yana Kunitskaya.
Evinger has recorded 15 finishes in her 19 career victories.
What do you think of the newly announced title fight for UFC 214?