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Holly Holm? Cat Zingano? Another challenger? UFC champ Cris Cyborg wonders who's next

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RIO DE JANEIRO – After a tumultuous start, longtime pound-for-pound force Cris Cyborg finally has a UFC title belt – most importantly, one in her own weight division.

However, she had barely cooled off from her title-winning third-round TKO over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 before the question was asked once more: What’s next for the world’s most dominant female 145-pound fighter? Or, more specifically, who could be next in a division that’s been surrounded by uncertainty from the start?

Cyborg can’t answer that question yet. What she can answer, though, is what she wants to happen. And, as she’s made clear before, that’s a fight with former 135-pound titleholder – and one of the two original 145-pound title challengers – Holly Holm.

The main reason, Cyborg explains, is pretty simple.

“I think it would be a great fight for the fans,” Justino said during a media day in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. “It’d be an exciting fight. Because Holly Holm is a great striker, and I like to strike. And then for sure somebody’s going to be KO’d.”

Stylistically, she has a point.

While Cyborg’s powerful muay Thai has become her trademark throughout her overwhelmingly victorious career, Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), is a well accomplished boxer in the past. Not only that, Holm has used a smart kickboxing game to pick up a pair of UFC knockouts – including the major title-winning victory over Ronda Rousey.

But when it comes to whether Holm actually deserves a title shot, things get more complicated. After all, while the ex-135-champ is coming off a win, a TKO over Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 111, she was on a three-fight losing skid before that. And that includes a failed 145-pound title bid.

Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) can kind of see why a title fight makes sense.

“When she fought the first time, she already didn’t deserve to fight for the belt,” Cyborg said. “When she fought (Germaine) de Randamie, I don’t think both deserved to fight for the belt. De Randamie hadn’t fought at 145 for a long time. I think last time was at Strikeforce, a long time ago.

“And then Holly, she came off (two) losses in a row to fight for the belt. But I talk about her because I think she’s the biggest girl at 135. And then she fought already at 145. And maybe this fight could happen.”

At the end of the day, in a weight class that at this point holds basically only herself, it’s not like Justino has a lot of options. The women’s featherweight division’s inaugural champion, de Randamie, was even stripped of her title exactly because she refused to face Cyborg after beating Holm at UFC 208.

Invicta FC’s most recent 145-pound champ, Megan Anderson, had to pull out of a scheduled bout with Cyborg due to personal issues that haven’t been disclosed. Evinger herself is a 135-pound fighter, who left Invicta FC’s bantamweight belt behind to take the UFC 214 call on short notice.

While Cyborg is diplomatic, she admits she’s not exactly excited about the lack of options in her division.

“It bothers me,” Cyborg said in her native Portuguese. “I wish the UFC would sign girls in my division. I didn’t want to fight 135-ers. I talk about Holly because she’s one of the bigger ones in the division, and she’s fought at 145 against de Randamie. And I think she could take the fight.

“But I’d like to fight girls in my division. I believe there are many girls. They’re signed under other promotions, but I believe that, if there were more opportunities in the division, I’d think for sure they’d want to migrate. The UFC is a great (promotion) and for sure there’ll be more opportunities.”

While that doesn’t happen, Cyborg says she’s already going into camp to prepare for her next challenge. Other than Holm, she sees possibilities in Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who she believes rankings-wise makes sense – and Cat Zingano (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who the Brazilian says won’t be medically cleared to fight until 2018.

“Maybe it can be Megan Anderson, but Megan has to fix her problems for the fight to happen,” Cyborg said. “Can be her, too. I’m going to Thailand to focus on training (for a) southpaw and get started on the camp. People say maybe Cat Zingano – Cat Zingano is a southpaw, too.

“So, we started the plan already for both girls. If it changes, we change the game. But we already started camp for that fight.”

Zingano, of course, also originally belongs to the 135-pound division – where she’s had one failed title bid against Rousey. And, as Cyborg has pointed out, she hasn’t won a UFC fight since 2014. But, with the two already at odds on social media, perhaps the very interest she’s shown in meeting Cyborg could end up paying off.

When it comes to her main target, however, Cyborg says the ball is pretty much in Holm’s court. And she believes the former champion may very well be waiting for the 135-pound title rematch between champ Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko – set for Sept. 9 at UFC 215 – to unfold before making her next move.

“I think that maybe makes (our) fight harder to happen, because she’s close to the belt,” Justino said. “Maybe if she wins and fights for the belt, she’s interested in fighting me. I think it will be a cool fight for the fans, but it’s up to her whether she wants to make it happen.”

If the fight does end up coming to fruition, Justino doesn’t seem particularly intimidated by what her possible foe might have to offer.

“I think Holly doesn’t have knockout power,” Justino said. “All her fights, she knocks them out with kicks – not punches. I don’t think she’s very aggressive. I don’t think she’s going to be really dangerous. I think it will be an exciting fight, because I like to fight. And, of course, I’m going to find her. She’s going to run in the ring, but I’m going to find her.”

To hear more from Cyborg on her future, check out the video above.

And for more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Top 25 finishes in Invicta FC history (Nos. 21-25): Cat Zingano vs. Raquel Pennington pre-UFC

More than five years have passed since Invicta FC hosted its first event. During that time the all-female organization has gone through a number of different incarnations.

Despite having its roster consistently ravaged by the UFC, Invicta FC frequently hosts solid fight cards to help further the growth of women’s MMA. The fighters do their part by delivering inside the cage, and with the 25th event in company history set to go down later this month, Invicta FC has decided to highlight its young history.

Invicta FC 25 takes place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Ahead of the seminal event, Invicta FC’s social media team is rolling out a countdown of the 25 best finishes in its history.

Check out the first portion of the list, which counts down No. 25 to No. 21.

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25. Ashley Yoder def. Amber Brown at Invicta FC 20 (Nov. 18, 2016)

Ashley Yoder was successful in her Invicta FC debut when she locked up a tight armbar on Amber Brown to win in the second round.

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24. Megan Anderson def. Peggy Morgan at Invicta FC 18 (July 29, 2016)

Megan Anderson’s charge toward the Invicta FC featherweight title continued at Invicta FC 18 when she throttled Peggy Morgan with a series of right hands for the first-round knockout.

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23. Ayaka Yamasaki def. Amber Brown at Invicta FC 16 (Mar. 11, 2016)

Invicta FC atomweight champion Ayaka Yamasaki made her first successful title defense at Invicta FC 16 when she caught Brown with a second-round armbar to stay unbeaten in her career at 105 pounds.

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22. Cat Zingano def. Raquel Pennington at Invicta FC 3 (Oct. 6, 2012)

In a bantamweight matchup between two fighters who now hold a place among the UFC elite, Cat Zingano put away Raquel Pennington by second-round rear-naked choke at Invicta FC 3.

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21. Livia Souza def. Katja Kankaanpaa at Invicta FC 12 (Apr. 24, 2015)

The triangle choke is now fairly rare in top-level MMA, but Livia Souza proved it still works. At Invicta FC 12, she caught Katja Kankaanpaa with the technique in the fourth round of their bout to win the vacant strawweight belt.

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Check out the Blue Corner on Saturday for the next installment of Invicta FC’s top 25 finishes countdown.

And for more on the Invicta schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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'Cyborg' Justino: Tonya Evinger fight at UFC 214 will be more exciting than Megan Anderson

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Cristiane Justino has lost her UFC 214 opponent, but she seems on board with the alternative.

After some active campaigning from both fighters, former Invicta FC featherweight champ “Cyborg” Justino was set face Invicta FC 145-pound titleholder Megan Anderson for the UFC’s vacant women’s featherweight title on July 29’s pay-per-view card.

But with Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) pulling out of the fight due to “pressing personal reasons,” Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC)  now meets Invicta’s 135-pound champ, Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the co-headlining scrap at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The bout is still for the women’s featherweight belt.

In a statement sent to Combate.com, “Cyborg” said that not only is she prepared to face whomever, the new fight is going to be even “more exciting” than the original one. She also attributed Anderson’s withdrawal to “irresponsibility” from both her and her management.

“I’m always training to evolve technically with each fight,” the statement, in her native Portuguese, reads. “I’m prepared to fight anyone. As for the change in opponent, we can say it’s the result of Megan’s and her manager’s irresponsibility. As for Tonya, she’s a great opponent. She’s been winning her past 10 fights and is an example of how the world rankings should be independent from the UFC’s rankings.

“Tonya is a top-10 bantamweight and certainly deserves to be in a big platform. It will be a great fight and I believe that, with Tonya, it will be an even more exciting fight for the fans than the fight with Megan. The focus and the plan remain the same: going for the belt. Thank you to all my fans #CyborgNation.”

“Cyborg” had already seemingly thrown a jab Anderson’s way on Twitter on Tuesday, linking the news of the opponent change to footage that she posted of her training with Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields.

“Looks like my manager isn’t going to let me put up anymore boxing Videos with #Trex for awhile,” Justino said (via Twitter).

The situation adds a fresh coat of drama to the recently-created women’s featherweight class. After Germaine de Randamie beat Holly Holm for its original title, longtime 145-pound queen Justino seemed like the logical choice to challenge the champ. But, due to her public refusal to meet “Cyborg” in the octagon, de Randamie had her title stripped and the Justino vs. Anderson fight was made.

Justino has dominantly won her two UFC scraps, versus Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg, and hasn’t lost a pro MMA bout since her debut in 2005. Evinger comes off a submission win over Yana Kunitskaya at Invicta FC 22. After having the result of her first meeting with Kunitskaya overturned, she hasn’t suffered an official loss since 2011.

The change also affected July 15’s Invicta FC 24 card, in which Evinger was supposed to meet Helena Kolesnyk in a non-title 145-pound bout. With that off, Milana Dudieva and Mara Romero Borella are now the main event.

For more on UFC 214, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Megan Anderson out, Tanya Evinger in for title fight vs. 'Cyborg' Justino at UFC 214

And yet another turn in the saga of the UFC women’s featherweight championship.

Tanya Evinger will replace Megan Anderson to face Crisiane Justino for the women’s 145-pound title at UFC 214. The UFC cited “personal reasons” for Anderson as the reason for the change when it made the announcement tonight.

The title fight will co-headline the pay-per-view card, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Anderson issued a statement on Twitter after the announcement was made.

More to come.

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How will we remember Germaine de Randamie's UFC title reign? As the weirdest, and maybe the worst

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In the storied history of weird title reigns, Germaine de Randamie’s brief time as UFC women’s featherweight champ may go down as one of the weirdest.

So that’s nice, a little piece of MMA history for her to stick in her back pocket. It’ll go well with the other piece of history she owns: being the first owner of the newest UFC title, even if, in retrospect, she seems more like a squatter who was swiftly evicted.

Officially, de Randamie’s time as champion lasted just a little over four months. She defended the belt not at all, and refused even to consider a fight with the division’s obvious top contender, Cristiane Justino, arguing via her management that a “known and proven cheater” like “Cyborg” shouldn’t even be in the UFC, much less fighting for a belt.

Perhaps sensing how unpopular this decision would be with the company brass, de Randamie’s manager also said she was “willing to wait and see if the UFC will strip her belt before making her next move.”

Turns out that sounded like a great idea to UFC executives, who announced on Monday that de Randamie (7-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had been stripped and the newly vacant title would go up for grabs at UFC 214, where Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Invicta FC champ Megan Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the July 29 pay-per-view co-headliner.

As for de Randamie? In all likelihood she’ll return to the women’s bantamweight division. Chances are she’ll never get another crack at any belt with the initials “UFC” on it unless she personally retires every other fighter in the weight class, but that’s the bed she’s made for herself. What else did she expect, honestly?

This is a shockingly bad career decision on de Randamie’s part. In one non-move, she’s managed to alienate both fans and the UFC, while giving up her title literally without a fight. If the goal for a fighter is to win fights, build a legacy, and make money (not necessarily in that order), there’s no worse way to handle your business.

Part of the problem is the messaging. Immediately after de Randamie won the women’s 145-pound title with a little help from some questionable tactics and friendly judging, she was asked about a potential fight with Justino. That’s when she remembered her injured hand, which may or may not need surgery. It was only later that she seemed to get deeply concerned about Justino’s history of failed drug tests.

That creates a pretty clear narrative, and it’s one that most fighters seek to avoid. It’s never a good look when fans think you’re avoiding a certain opponent. It’s an even worse one when you’re the champion, and the certain opponent is the only person in the division who most fans care about.

That’s the other way de Randamie managed to screw this up. You’re looking for a big money bout as a female fighter, one that will help you capitalize on your status as the defending champ? As long as both Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano are off pursuing other interests, “Cyborg” is the best hope you’ve got.

But de Randamie didn’t want that hope or that money, apparently. She must have not wanted the title, either, since she clearly knew that refusing to defend it against the most logical and lucrative contender would have swift consequences.

That created the rare environment where the UFC could strip a champion without upsetting anyone outside that champ’s inner circle. Of course, the promotion still managed an unforced error in its statement explaining the decision, all thanks to one last sentence that could have easily been left out:

“UFC maintains that any champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders in their respective weight classes in order to maintain the integrity of the sport.”

Ah yes. The integrity of the sport. We can’t have that undermined by champions who don’t face top contenders. Not unless, as in the cases of Michael Bisping and Conor McGregor – both of whom have held their titles longer than de Randamie without facing any top contenders – there’s more money in it for the UFC that way.

What the UFC really means here is that this is a decision it alone gets to make. It can decide when to let champions fight non-contenders, or even non-MMA fighters. It can also decide when to pressure champions to ignore contenders in favor of opponents from outside their divisions, as it did recently with Demetrious Johnson.

Fighters don’t get to make that call, apparently, which in some other instance might open the UFC up to criticism for its own inconsistency. Fortunately for the promotion, here’s an instance where de Randamie messed up so badly and obviously that it overshadows anyone else’s mistakes.

So there’s another thing to add to her legacy. I don’t envy anyone who has to carry that around for the rest of her career.

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Germaine de Randamie issues statement after UFC strips her of title

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After being stripped of the UFC women’s featherweight title, Germaine de Randamie vows to move on with her octagon career.

“That I’m stripped does not mean I’m stopping,” she wrote today in a prepared statement shortly after the promotion announced it’s moving on.

She added, “The UFC is not long for me! It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes Courage to stand alone.”

The message raised questions about de Randamie’s desire to compete in the UFC, but her manager, Brian Butler, today told MMAjunkie the now-former champ will “100 percent” continue to fight for the industry-leader and is awaiting a fight at bantamweight, where she’s competed in MMA after a career in muay Thai at featherweight.

Meanwhile, the UFC is putting the women’s featherweight title up for grabs again when Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) faces Megan Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 214, which takes place July 29 at Anaheim, Calif., and airs live on pay-per-view.

Randamie (8-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC), nicknamed “The Iron Lady,” was defiant toward fans and MMA observers who might question her decision to turn down a fight with No. 1 contender “Cyborg” at UFC 214 in what would have been her first title defense.

As she wrote: “Well, I hear you thinking again ‘She’s scared! What a bad champion! A shame for the sport! She did not deserve to be a champion!’ Etc .. etc .. I’ve seen it all over. But apart from what everyone thinks / finds, I’m walking my own path. And there you can agree or not.”

This past month, De Randamie put the recently formed women’s 145-pound weight class on hold when she said she wouldn’t fight Justino, branding the Brazilian star “a known and proven cheater” who “is trying to beat the system rather than just conforming to the rules.”

Justino, who’s previously failed two drug tests and was recently cleared by UFC anti-doping partner USADA, fired back on Twitter, writing, “Some people are so afraid to lose that they will find every excuse not to try” (via Twitter):

The refusal was the latest twist in the 33-year-old Dutch fighter’s short and rocky title reign. She claimed the inaugural belt with a unanimous-decision win over over ex-bantamweight champion Holly Holm (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC 208 – a bout made when Justino turned down the fight, citing health concerns from a brutal weight cut for her previous fight – and then said she may need surgery to repair a hand injury. She welcomed an immediate rematch with Holm in light of criticism she took for landing multiple late punches. But she subsequently said her doctor would determine her next step.

De Randamie was scarcely heard from during the next three months as Justino pushed for a title fight at UFC 214. Butler initially told MMAjunkie she was dealing with personal and work issues after rumors surfaced she would retire. But she then did an abrupt about-face and declared she would not fight Justino, inviting the promotion to strip her of the belt.

De Randamie’s title reign lasted just four months. But as her statement indicates, she is steadfast in her desire to continue fighting.

De Randamie’s full statement:

“As many of you will know, the UFC has stripped me from the belt. For those of us who do not know what that means; The UFC has unpacked my title because I refuse to fight against their number one challenger. (I have my reasons for that) It’s great to hear this news from the media and I’m sorry that it’s running, but it’s what it’s!

“Well, I hear you thinking again ‘She’s scared! What a bad champion! A shame for the sport! She did not deserve to be a champion! ” Etc .. etc .. I’ve seen it all over. But apart from what everyone thinks / finds, I’m walking my own path. And there you can agree or not.

“That I’m stripped does not mean I’m stopping. This only means that I have even more reasons to knock NOG (literally sometimes 😬) for which I stand and what I want.

“The UFC is not long for me !! It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes Courage to stand alone🙏🏻 ‘Die with memories not dreams!’”

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Twitter reacts: Germaine de Randamie stripped, and 'Cyborg' vs. Megan Anderson at UFC 214

The number of fighters to hold UFC belts was trimmed from 11 to 10 today when the UFC announced it had officially stripped Germaine de Randamie of the women’s featherweight crown.

De Randamie’s (7-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) apparent refusal to defend the belt against Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) led to decision, and as a result “Cyborg,” meets Megan Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for the vacant title at UFC 214, which takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

To see how the UFC’s decision resonated in the MMA world, as well as the news of a new title fight being booked for UFC 214, check below for the top Twitter reactions to today’s news.

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For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC: Yes, Germaine de Randamie stripped of belt due to 'unwillingness' to fight 'Cyborg'

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UFC officials say the reason Germaine de Randamie was stripped of her belt is simple: She refused to fight the No. 1 contender.

Officials today announced de Randamie (7-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been stripped of the UFC women’s featherweight title, and Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Invicta FC vet Megan Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are now slated to fight for the vacant belt at UFC 214.

In a statement, officials explained the rationale for the move (via UFC.com):

“UFC has informed Germaine de Randamie and her management team that she is being removed as the women’s featherweight champion due to her unwillingness to fight the No. 1 ranked contender, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino. Subsequently, top contender Justino will face newly signed Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson for the UFC women’s featherweight title in the co-main event of UFC 214; Cormier vs. Jones 2, July 29 in Anaheim, Calif.

“UFC maintains that any champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders in their respective weight classes in order to maintain the integrity of the sport.”

For what it’s worth, the UFC doesn’t technically have official rankings for the fledgling women’s 145-pound division, so there’s no definitive pecking order or list of contenders. Additionally, UFC officials have often booked title fights – including the Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz rematch, as well as middleweight champion Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson – that were based more on potential PPV buys than divisional rankings.

Initially, it wasn’t clear why de Randamie was so quiet after her most recent bout, a February win over Holly Holm for the inaugural title at UFC 208. We initially got mixed messages from her side, which ranged from a lingering hand injury to personal issues.

However, “The Iron Lady’s” management team recently stated she wouldn’t fight Justino under any circumstance – even if it meant being stripped of the belt – because “‘Cyborg’ is a known and proven cheater. Even after so much scrutiny has been put on ‘Cyborg,’ she still managed to pop for something and will always be a person of suspicion who is trying to beat the system rather than just conforming to the rules.”

Justino, a former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion, most notably failed a drug test due to a banned substance following a December 2011 Strikeforce bout and was suspended for one year. Justino also failed an out-of-competition drug test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) earlier this year, but she was not punished because she provided documented information that proved the test results were caused by a legitimate medical treatment, so she was granted a therapeutic-use exemption.

De Randamie recently stated she’s focused on moving back to the bantamweight division, where she went 3-1 in the UFC before the title win over Holm.

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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'Cyborg' vs. Megan Anderson for title at UFC 214 after Germaine de Randamie stripped

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After UFC President Dana White recently confirmed Cristiane Justino will fight at UFC 214, “Cyborg” finally has an opponent for the card: Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson.

UFC officials today announced Germaine de Randamie(7-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been stripped of the UFC women’s featherweight belt. Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Anderson (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face off for the vacant title at the July 29 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The title fight will be part of the the pay-per-view main card, which follows prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the complete bout order has yet to be finalized.

It’s been a long and complicated road for 31-year-old Justino to compete in a UFC title fight. The longtime featherweight queen under the Invicta FC and Strikeforce banners was initially forced down to 140 pounds upon joining the UFC roster, where she earned dominant TKO wins over Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg.

The UFC finally decided it would open a women’s 145-pound weight class earlier this year, but the Brazilian said she was unable to compete within the desired time frame for the inaugural title bout, which resulted in UFC officials booking de Randamie vs. Holly Holm at UFC 208 in February.

Shortly thereafter it was announced Justino had been issued a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation, but after being granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption, she was cleared of any wrongdoing and reinstated for competition.

The push for a title showdown with de Randamie began, but the Dutch champion stayed off the radar in the months following UFC 208. “The Iron Lady” recently broke her silence and stated she will not fight Justino under any circumstance, even if it meant being stripped of the belt. Additionally, de Randamie said her focus was on moving back to the bantamweight division.

That opened the door for Anderson, 29, to begin campaigning for a fight with Justino. The career-long featherweight is one of few to show enthusiasm toward challenging the dominant Justino, but it seemed her opportunity was lost after it was announced Anderson would defend her Invicta FC title against Helena Kolesnyk at Invicta FC 24 in July.

That fight will no longer take place, with Anderson making the jump to the UFC and immediately competing in a title fight.

With the addition, the UFC 214 card now includes:

  • Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
  • Megan Anderson vs. Cristiane Justino – for vacant women’s featherweight title
  • Andre Fili vs. TBA
  • Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
  • Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
  • Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
  • Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
  • Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
  • Jason Knight vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega
  • Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie