Megan Anderson and Cris Cyborg have been actively campaigning for a UFC featherweight fight at UFC 214. However, much to the disappointment of many, the fight never materialized. Instead, Anderson will be returning to action in July to defend her featherweight championship belt against Invicta newcomer Helena Kolesnyk.
Megan Anderson (8-2) captured the interim Invicta FC featherweight belt in January of this year by TKOing Charmaine Tweet in the second round. The “interim” status was later dropped in March when Cyborg vacated the belt, making Anderson the promotion’s official featherweight champion.
Helena “Pretty” Kolesnyk (5-0, 1 NC) is making her promotional debut. She last fought in April, TKOing Tatiana Portnova, under the Tech-Krep FC banner. All five of Kolesnyk’s wins are finishes– three knockouts, and two submissions.
As of this time, Cyborg has no official fight scheduled. With Anderson officially out of the discussion to fight Cyborg, the rumors of a Cyborg-Zingano fight become more realistic.
Invicta FC 24 will be taking place on July 15th at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO.
What do you think of this match up? Are you disappointed that Anderson has not been signed by the UFC?
Source: Original article first reported by MMAFighting.com