Holly Holm Set To Face Megan Anderson At UFC 225

Megan Anderson Holly Holm

UFC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino has been campaigning to fight Megan Anderson ever since their previously scheduled bout was canceled previous year, but the UFC just announced that Anderson will face former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm - leaving Cyborg without an opponent.

Holm (11-4), meanwhile, faced "Cyborg" in December, and lost to the UFC champ by decision.

"I'm not surprised. I said this was going to happen months ago".

Holm and Anderson will fight at 145 pounds, adding much-needed intrigue to the UFC women's featherweight division.

As for Anderson, the former Invicta FC women' s featherweight champ will make her long awaited UFC debut in June after she was originally expected to face Cyborg last July when personal issues prevented her from taking the fight. It's how the UFC works, no. 1 contender is going to fight someone I already beat.


"The UFC knows Holly needs a couple wins so we can rematch", Cyborg said.

Former Invicta Fighting Championships featherweight champion Megan Anderson finally has a name for her UFC debut. "She's in the negative".

Holm will return to the octagon for the first time since her failed 145-pound title bid against champ Cris Cyborg at UFC 219. While "The Preacher's Daughter" gave Cyborg her toughest bout in recent memory, she was still no match in the end. Anderson, a 28-year-old Australian fighter, has an 8-2 record who has won her last four fights.

UFC 225 is set to feature two title bouts. Also, an interim welterweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington.

Is Cris Cyborg underestimating Megan Anderson's chances against Holly Holm?

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