Women’s featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg (18-1, 3-0 in the UFC), made her first defence of the title at UFC 219, taking a unanimous decision victory over top contender Holly Holm (11-3,4-3 in the UFC). Days after this victory, Cyborg took to Instagram to announce she has said yes to taking on the Invicta 145lb champion – Megan Anderson (8-2).
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I got a call asking if I WOULD fight @megana_mma in her home country and I said Yes! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 Recebi uma ligação perguntando se eu lutava contra @megana_mma em seu país de origem e eu disse que sim! #CrisCyborg #cyborgnation #naçãocyborg #teamcyborg #ufc221 #ufcperth
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The bout is far from official but if it was to take place it would be Anderson’s UFC debut on her home soil. Anderson became the Invicta champion with a knockout win over Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 21. It is also worth noting that this fight was scheduled previously in July but Anderson was forced off due to personal reasons.
The proposed card, UFC 221 takes place on Feb 21 in Perth, Western Australia and is headlined by middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (19-4, 10-2 in the UFC) facing former champion – Luke Rockhold (16-3, 6-2 in the UFC)