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Megan Anderson pulled from fight with Cris 'Cyborg' Justino because of 'personal issues'

Tonya Evinger will replace Megan Anderson to face Crisiane Justino for the women's 145-pound title at UFC 214, the UFC announced tonight.

The fight is for the title that Germaine de Randamie was stripped of after she refused to defend her title against Justino.

Brett Okamoto breaks down the news that Cris "Cyborg" will now face Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 instead of Megan Anderson for the featherweight title. Now, Cyborg will be taking on Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger. Evinger has recorded 15 finishes in her 19 career victories.

That opened the door for the UFC to sign Anderson, who has fought for Invicta since 2015 and also holds a title there. She last fought in March, defeating Yana Kunitskaya by rear-naked choke.

Now the 36-year-old will test the waters in a different weight class against the consensus greatest women's mixed martial artist of all-time. "I even said I'd go down to 125, but the opportunity was at 145 and I'm definitely willing to beat up on some '45ers".

"I think I match up better than any of her other opponents", Evinger added. "My fans appreciate the fact that this fight is going to be for the belt, but the fact that the UFC had [Germaine de Randamie] as champion and not me has never been a problem for me". I think I'm a ideal matchup; I drag people where they don't want to go and I make a fight hard for them. "I am sure my fight July 29th will be one of the most watched fights in Brazilian MMA this year!" It's a frame of mind. "We're tough and we come out there to fight". Both bouts took place at a catchweight of 140 pounds, with UFC 214 set to be her first trip to the Octagon as a featherweight. It's headlined by a light-heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

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