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Midnight Mania! Cris Cyborg vs Tonya Evinger set for UFC 214 with Megan Anderson out

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What is it about the featherweight belt? First, the men’s division sees the weird situation with McGregor getting stripped, Aldo getting his interim belt upgraded to the “real” belt, and Max Holloway winning the interim belt. Max only just managed to return the division to normalcy after defeating Jose Aldo in spectacular fashion.

The women’s featherweight division, though, takes the cake for weirdness. It was created as a vehicle to showcase Cyborg, despite the paucity of fighting women of high ability above 135 pounds. But Cyborg said she wasn’t prepared to cut weight on medium notice, and turned the fight down. Then she popped positive, before getting a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Meanwhile, the UFC decided to book two bantamweights, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, for the belt at UFC 208. Germaine de Randamie won in a very forgettable fight, then began avoiding a fight with Cyborg as hard as she possibly could, first claiming a hand injury that conveniently wouldn’t affect a rematch with Holm, then just claiming she wouldn’t fight Cyborg because she had popped for PEDs. Eventually she was openly talking about returning to bantamweight, but acted surprised when the UFC finally stripped her of the belt and booked Cyborg against young Invicta champion Megan Anderson for a new belt.

Now, UFC 214 has a new co-main event. With Anderson out due to “pressing personal reasons”, the UFC has finally tapped the tough-as-nails bantamweight champion, Tonya Evinger, to face Cyborg.

BREAKING: @CrisCyborg now meets @InvictaFights BW champ @TonyaEvinger at #UFC213. pic.twitter.com/Fxc6hr7D5g

— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) June 28, 2017

Megan Anderson’s social media explanation:


— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 28, 2017

In case you haven’t seen her social media, Tonya Evinger gets wild with the ladies

A post shared by Tonya Evinger (@tonya_evinger) on May 28, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT

And has an adorable dog

He’s super cute..

A post shared by Tonya Evinger (@tonya_evinger) on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:27am PDT


GSP crossing into basketball now

Doubt we’ll see GSP resturn. Looks like he’s pulling a McGregor and leaving MMA for another sport. GSP vs. Westbrook. Book it! pic.twitter.com/oCrZKs2fbf

— Michael Hutchinson (@TheMikeyHutch) June 27, 2017

That should have been a tap!#UFC strawweight @feliceherrig talks about Justine Kish’s escape from her rear naked choke at #UFCOKC. pic.twitter.com/aKz5KJR8YR

— FOX Sports: PROcast (@PROcast) June 28, 2017

Slips. Rips. Knockout Clips

Pride Bushido 7 #PrideNeverDie pic.twitter.com/cNfSlEEq90

— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 13, 2017

I don’t see this listed pic.twitter.com/BD2f4j0lBJ

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 27, 2017

Or this! pic.twitter.com/8TjuAWlACe

— Zane Simon (@TheZaneSimon) June 27, 2017

Come on guys… pic.twitter.com/P11mQpi8QN

— Joshua Yandle (@JoshYandle) June 27, 2017

The right hands are flying tonight on @FS1! Check out the beauty that Avery Sparrow landed on Isaelin Florian. pic.twitter.com/fUIy54wzNx

— PBC (@premierboxing) June 28, 2017

Sparrow goes down for second time in the fight. That makes 4 knockdowns in 4 rounds. What a brawl! pic.twitter.com/0ANEz0rKzc

— PBC (@premierboxing) June 28, 2017

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Random Land

This isn’t strictly volleyball but its still pretty intense

James Harrison casually playing volleyball with a medicine ball. ‍♂️pic.twitter.com/EHqnZ9w6QB

— 360°FantasyFootball (@360FFB) June 23, 2017

Just learned that Cheetahs are really nervous animals, and some zoos give them “support dogs” to relax pic.twitter.com/NbqYZgmu7H

— Andy Stardust (@ImACultHero) June 26, 2017

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