Cris Cyborg reacts to Megan Anderson being forced off of UFC 214

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

Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out

The Invicta FC 145-pound champ Megan Anderson was forced to withdraw from her challenge of Cris "Cyborg" Justino at UFC 214 on Tuesday night for personal reasons, leaving UFC with a void to fill.

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

The UFC women's featherweight title will be on the line this July, but with a new challenger looking to get the belt.

However, following Anderson's withdrawal, reining Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger got the call to step in against Cyborg.

Evinger is no stranger to accepting the toughest fights offered to her, which is why Cyborg is more than happy with the replacement opponent she received. Evinger has recorded 15 finishes in her 19 career victories. She last fought in March, defeating Yana Kunitskaya by rear-naked choke. "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".

The Brazilian star's overall record now stands at 17-1 with one no contest. The thing that excites me the most about fighting for the UFC belt, is I know the fans of Brazil have a sense of pride when they see us bring their belts back home! "I think she owes me a fight". I don't fight other people's fights. "Maybe when Conor Mcgregor returns in December we could give the fans that 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.

UFC 214 is headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones in what will settle the score for the light heavyweight division once and for all.

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