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With Megan Anderson out, Cris Cyborg gets a new opponent for UFC 214

With Megan Anderson out, Cris Cyborg gets a new opponent for UFC 214

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?

Georges St-Pierre’s fate has been determined

Georges St-Pierre’s fate has been determined

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA) was originally slated to make his long awaited octagon return this summer in a middleweight title fight opposite current division champion Michael Bisping.

Unfortunately for fight fans hoping to watch “Rush” square off with “The Count”, the proposed fight was delayed due to a lingering eye injury suffered by the Canadian star.

Now it appears that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre bout has been scrapped entirely as UFC president revealed to MMAJunkie that the promotion has a new plan for the former welterweight champion of the world.

“Georges and I talked a couple days ago when he was in Vegas,” White said in an exclusive interview at UFC headquarters. “Georges is saying he wants to fight; we’ll get this thing figured out. We’re talking about Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia. These two are going to fight soon. That will free up the 170-pound champion for Georges St-Pierre to return and try to regain his belt.”

News broke earlier this evening that current welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley would be defending his title against top division contender Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.

With that said, Georges St-Pierre will now meet the winner of the newly announced Woodley vs. Maia matchup.

The timing would work very well for “GSP” to return to the cage against the Maia vs. Woodley winner at Madison Square Garden this November in New York.

St-Pierre was last seen in action at UFC 167 in November of 2013, where he earned a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks.

“GSP” will return to action riding a current twelve-fight win streak, which includes victories over Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, Matt Serra, Jake Shields and Matt Hughes just to name a few.

What do you think of the news from UFC president Dana White?

Tyron Woodley will defend his title at UFC 214

Tyron Woodley will defend his title at UFC 214

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

UFC 214 has added another title fight!

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley recently took to Twitter where he announced that he will be defending his title on July 29 in Anaheim against top contender Demian Maia.

Tyron Woodley was most recently seen in action at March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a majority decision victory over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

“The Chosen One” has gone 4-0-1 over his last five fights, scoring knockout victories over Dong Hyun Kim and Robbie Lawler in that time.

Meanwhile, Demian Maia is coming off a split-decision win over Jorge Masvidal which occurred at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas.

The victory served as Maia’s seventh in a row and solidified the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist as the welterweight divisions top contender.

This will mark the second time that Maia has fought for a UFC title. The 39-year-old previously fought for the UFC’s middleweight crown way back at UFC 112 in April of 2010, but came up short against Anderson Silva.

UFC 214 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Daniel Cormier taking on former title holder and bitter rival Jon Jones.

Also featured on the card is a women’s title fight between Cris Cyborg and Tony Evinger which will crown the promotions new featherweight champion.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Woodley and Maia square off on July 29?

Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213

Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

A lightweight scrap between former division title holder Anthony Pettis and perennial contender Jim Miller has been added to July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor confirmed the news with Miller himself, this after an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate.

Jim Miller was last seen in action at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn where he suffered a decision loss to Dustin Poirier.

Prior to the setback, Miller had reeled off three-straight victories over Takanori Gomi, Joe Lauzon and most recently Thiago Alves.

The lightweight veteran, Miller, holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 28-9.

Jim Miller

Meanwhile, Anthony Pettis was most recently seen in action at UFC 206 this past December, where he suffered the first TKO loss of his career at the hands of Max Holloway.

“Showtime” failed to make weight for his interim featherweight title fight against “Blessed” at UFC 206, and has now opted to return to the promotions lightweight division which he once ruled.

Anthony has gone 1-4 over his past five fights, with his lone victory in that time coming via submission over Charles Oliveira this past August.

Who do you think will emerge victorious in this exciting lightweight scrap between Miller and Pettis?