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Cris Justino Finally Gets Her Title Fight

Cris Justino Finally Gets Her Title Fight
19/6/2017


Cris "Cyborg" Justino finally gets a title fight with Megan Anderson after Germaine de Randamie got striped of  the women's featherweight title.

The fight for the newly Vacant women's featherweight Title will hold in the co-main event of UFC 214 next month, the belt will be up for grabs July 29 in Anaheim, California as UFC stripped Germaine de Randamie of the title for refusing to fight Justino.

"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," UFC said in a statement. "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."

The fight will be the second fight in the history of the Womens Featherweight as the inaugural fight in February had De Randamie defeated Holly Holm at UFC 208. Justino (17-1) has won her first two UFC fights. Anderson (8-2) is the reigning featherweight champion in the all-women promotion Invicta FC, which UFC distributes through its online platform.



"Since I've been fighting in the UFC, people have been saying that there are no women my weight to fight," Justino said. "This proves that wasn't true. Instead of fighting someone who has lost their last couple of fights at a lower weight, I'm getting the chance to fight the No. 3-ranked featherweight in the world."

"We're the best featherweights in the world," Anderson said. "It's a great test for [Justino], and it's a great test for me. There's a reason I'm in the position that I am in such a short amount of time. She knows I'm a big threat to her."
Said Justino: "This is the type of world title fight fans want to see, and I guarantee you it won't go five rounds."
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