Cyborg had been begging to get her shot to fight on the July card with the only hesitation being if she could get cleared from her positive USADA test earlier in the year.
Then, last month, De Randamie's manager stated that his fighter was not interested in fighting "a proven cheater", before the Dutch star herself claimed in a Facebook post that she meant to go back down to 135lbs.
On the heels of the UFC's announcement, de Randamie issued her own statement via social media.
"Cyborg", a devastating knockout artist, doesn't foresee her first UFC title fight going the distance.
'UFC maintains that any champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders in their respective weight classes in order to maintain the integrity of the sport, ' a statement read. In her first bout, she mauled the durable Leslie Smith to a savage, TKO win.
"We're the best featherweights in the world", Anderson said.
The UFC tried to make the fight for UFC 214 on July 29, but the champion was reluctant to make the bout. Subsequently, top contender Justino will face newly signed Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson for the UFC women's featherweight title in the co-main event of UFC® 214: "CORMIER vs. JONES 2, July 29 in Anaheim, Calif".
Said Justino: "This is the type of world title fight fans want to see, and I guarantee you it won't go five rounds". "Even after so much scrutiny has been put on 'Cyborg, ' she still managed to pop for something and will always be a person of suspicion who is trying to beat the system rather than just conforming to the rules". Anderson vacated the title, and Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger will move up to 145 pounds and Kolesnyk.
'Since I've been fighting in the UFC, people have been saying that there are no women my weight to fight, ' the Brazilian said.
"Well, I hear you thinking again 'She's scared!"
Anderson (8-2) will be making her UFC debut.