Cyborg Says Tonya Evinger More Exciting Than Megan Anderson


Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is taking on Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Title this coming July at UFC 214.

Evinger in replacing Megan Anderson in the fight, but Cyborg believes that fighting Evinger is the most exciting fight in the end.

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“I’m always training to evolve technically with each fight,” Cyborg said to Combate. “I’m prepared to fight anyone. As for the change in opponent, we can say it’s the result of Megan’s and her manager’s irresponsibility. As for Tonya, she’s a great opponent. She’s been winning her past 10 fights and is an example of how the world rankings should be independent from the UFC’s rankings. Tonya is a top-10 bantamweight and certainly deserves to be in a big platform. It will be a great fight and I believe that, with Tonya, it will be an even more exciting fight for the fans than the fight with Megan. The focus and the plan remain the same: going for the belt. Thank you to all my fans #CyborgNation.”

As she prepares for her bout against Evinger, the Brazilian has been posting videos of herself sparring with pro boxer Clarissa Shields.

According to Cyborg, it’s her manager who won’t let her post any more videos of her sparring session.

UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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