Cyborg’s Newest Online UFC Betting Opponent
Posted by: Mike Davis
Having to deal with a postponed fight is nothing new in the world of online UFC betting. And now, the latest MMA news makes it clear that sportsbook players will have to contend with a delay once again.
Chris Cyborg, who notoriously got Germaine de Randamie stripped of her featherweight title for refusing to face the Brazilian, will no longer be facing Megan Anderson at UFC 214. Additionally, this isn’t the only sportsbook news that will be affecting UFC 214. But before we look at that night’s newest fight, let’s find out what happened to Megan Anderson.
Anderson Out, Tonya Evinger In
UFC 214 will take place on July 29th in Anaheim California. But now the event will go on without Megan Anderson who just this morning announced her withdrawal from the card. Since then, not much has come out regarding Anderson’s decision to pull out, since the fighter decided to cite personal reasons as her motivation.
Instead, Cyborg will square off against Tonya Evinger – Invicta FC’s current women’s bantamweight champion. Players who bet on MMA should not be concerned about the stakes, since the UFC’s women’s featherweight (145 lbs.) title is still on the line.
Cyborg and Evinger will provide 214’s co-headlining action of the night, and seeing Cyborg compete at a more natural weight is more than enough reason to tune in for this PPV. However, if that weren’t enough, seeing the headlining fight between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones – who is widely considered the greatest fighter the UFC has ever seen, is enough to get your heart pumping.
The one good thing about this situation is that the original bout between Anderson and Cyborg had not been announced that long, just one week to be exact. Because of this, online UFC betting players should have little difficulty adjusting to this bout. However, the same cannot be said about the Lawler-Cerrone bout.
Cowboy Injured, Bout pushed Back to 214
Donald Cerrone was scheduled to face Robbie Lawler at UFC 213, to be held on July 8th. Wednesday’s reports indicate that Cerrone has suffered an undisclosed injury that will keep him from competing at UFC 213. Reports also indicate, but do not confirm, that this bout should be rescheduled for UFC 214. I certainly hope so because this pairing is what MMA is all about.
Cerrone is coming off a disappointing performance against Jorge Masvidal. Before the Masvidal fight, Cerrone delivered a masterful performance that seemed right out Moral Kombat, scoring a TKO victory over Matt Brown with a head kick. However, against Masvidal, Cerrone appeared visibly different and many online UFC betting fans attributed to fighting too soon. Cerrone faced Brown in December of last year and then stepped into the cage against Masvidal on January 28th, just a couple of days over a month. This just goes to show Cerrone’s tough nature, but it has also taught Cowboy that the human body has its restrictions.
Like Cerrone, Lawler is coming off a disappointing loss, albeit his had much on the line. Lawler last stepped into the cage last July, when he faced Tyron Woodley with the welterweight title on the line. It took Woodley a little over 2 minutes to stop Lawler via TKO. Now Lawler has an opportunity to jump back on the MMA map by scoring a win over one of the toughest fighters on the UFC’s roster. This is one bout sportsbooks are hoping does not get canceled but simply rescheduled.