Earlier this year, UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino teased that she’d accepted a fight against Invicta FC 145 pound champ Megan Anderson at Australia’s UFC 221 in February. But alas, Anderson responded by saying Cyborg’s post ‘fake news,’ so that matter ends there.
Now UFC officials booked Megan Anderson against former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, who remains at featherweight despite decision losses to Cyborg and Germaine de Randamie — leaving Cyborg without an opponent. Cyborg says she isn’t surprised that the promotions scheduled Megan Anderson to face Holly Holm instead of her. In fact, Anderson was briefly slated to fight Cyborg at UFC 214 back in July, but she was forced to pulled due to an undisclosed personal issue.
“I’m not surprised,” Cyborg told FanSided. “I said this was going to happen months ago. It’s how the UFC works, the No. 1 contender is going to fight someone I already beat. The UFC knows Holly needs a couple wins so we can rematch. Right now her record is terrible. She’s in the negative.”
“The fight with Megan will be great,” Cyborg said. “Megan’s a big girl and she will do her best in her first UFC fight. I’m excited it will be the first 145-pound fight without a belt.”
Cyborg defended her featherweight title at UFC 219 against Holm back in Dec. So whats next for Cyborg? Although UFC officials interested in booking Cyborg against women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes next, but Nunes currently slated to defend her 135-pound title against Raquel Pennington next month at UFC 224 in Brazil.
So she’s going to have to wait for the winner of this fight.