Cris “Cyborg” Justino will fight for the UFC’s featherweight title next after all…
The Brazilian star , who has been calling for a bout with Germaine de Randamie for several weeks now, will fight Megan Anderson for the now vacated, 145 belt on July 29th at UFC 214. Recently the UFC announced that de Randamie has been stripped of the belt, via the statement below:
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.”
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as recently de Randamie has said she plans to return to 135. In addition, her camp had also announced the decorated striker would not fight Justino.