UFC 214 is extremely close to getting a women’s featherweight title fight between Brazilian knockout artist Cris Cyborg and current Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson, per a recent Twitter post by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Cris Cyborg vs. Megan Anderson for the women’s 145 title at UFC 214 is very close to being finalized, I’m told. Almost there. Looking good.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 16, 2017
Remember, UFC just crowned the first ever women’s 145-pound champion earlier this year when Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm at UFC 208 to claim the title. But after GDR made it very clear that she has no plans of fighting Cyborg, the promotion has decided to go a different route.
Cyborg, 31, is widely considered the best fighter in women’s MMA today. The former Invicta FC champion has been fed lackluster competition since making her UFC debut last year and deserves a chance to hoist promotional gold.
Anderson, 27, was able to take over Invicta FC’s 145-pound division after Cyborg left for UFC. The Australia native is a very big featherweight (four inches taller than Cyborg) and would certainly serve as a formidable opponent for the Brazilian.
If this matchup does in fact get booked, de Randamie will most likely be stripped of her title, making her UFC 208 clash with Holm one of the more ridiculous title fights of all time.
UFC 214 will take place on July 29 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and feature a main event clash between current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former divisional kingpin Jon Jones.
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