Now, Cyborg will be taking on Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger.
It's an interesting turn of events for Cyborg, who ranted and raved to get this opportunity against Anderson after Germaine de Randamie openly said she would not fight her.
As much as the title might mean to some, Cyborg insists that wrapping UFC gold won't change that much for her because she knows deep down inside that she's already been the champion this entire time. Now, she is still getting the title shot, but against a fighter who is not used to the size Cyborg will be in the Octagon. "I think she owes me a fight".
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"This is something I've thought about doing - going up to 145 pounds - just to get more competition", Evinger said. She was submitted by Yana Kunitskaya with an armbar this past November but that loss was overturned and changed to a no contest because the referee gave Evinger a warning for a foul she wasn't committing, which in turn impacted her ability to defend the fight-finishing armbar. We check in with Evinger ahead of the matchup at UFC 214 on July 29. Long seen as the most dominant female fighter on the planet, Cyborg made her UFC debut in May of previous year, defeating Leslie Smith via first-round TKO. The eventual inaugural champion was crowned after de Randamie defeated Holm.
"The belt has never been my goal".
Later on Tuesday evening, Anderson herself took to social media to further explain her withdrawal and to promise that she will return at at a later date to "shock the world". 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 don't fight other people's fights.