Saturday night in Anaheim, California, Tonya Evinger will make her long-awaited UFC debut when she locks horns with Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino for the vacant UFC featherweight championship. The highly anticipated featherweight showdown came to fruition after Megan Anderson withdrew from the bout with Cyborg due to personal reasons– however, Cyborg wasn’t left without an opponent for long as Invicta’s Tonya Evinger didn’t hesitate to fill in.
In addition to the featherweight title match, strawweight Kailin Curran will look to rebound from a loss against the returning contender Alexandra Albu. The strawweight affair will main event the Fight Pass prelim portion of the card.
All four female fighters in UFC 214 successfully made weight during the early weight. See their official weights below.
Cris Cyborg at 145
Tonya Evinger at 145
Alexandra Albu at 115
Kailin Curran at 115
UFC 214 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The early prelims air exclusively on Fight Pass, followed by the FS1 prelim portion, and finally the main card on PPV.
Fight fans, what are your UFC 214 predictions?
Credit to MMAJunkie.com via Twitter for the early weigh-in pictures.