Megan Anderson Set to Defend Invicta Belt in July

May 31, 2017

It’s unclear what the UFC is going to do with Cris “Cyborg” Justino, who is awaiting her next fight, but Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson is set to put her belt on the line in July.

With Germaine de Randamie refusing to fight her, Cyborg had been targeting a fight with Anderson in the Octagon, perhaps for an interim featherweight title. That bout won’t happen, however, at least not yet. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday that Anderson’s next fight will be under the Invcita FC banner.

Megan Anderson vs Charmaine Tweet - Invicta FC 21Anderson will put her Invicta featherweight title on the line against Helena Kolesnyk in the Invicta FC 24 headliner on July 15 in Kansas City, Mo. The fight was first reported by MMA Fighting.

Anderson was more than willing to fight Cyborg, but the UFC never came calling. With the UFC’s women’s featherweight division currently stuck in a quagmire of confusion, Invicta FC will move forward with Anderson sitting atop its 145-pound division. 

Currently sporting an 8-2 record, Anderson won the interim version of her belt by defeating Charmaine Tweet during the span that Cyborg was dealing with a potential anti-doping infraction handed to her by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. After Cyborg vacated the belt in order to pursue the UFC championship, Anderson was named full Invicta champion.

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Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, Anderson will put her belt on the line for the first time against Kolesnyk (5-0). It marks the first time the Ukranian has fought in the U.S. All of her previous bouts took place in Russia, Ukraine, or China. She has finished her opponent in all five of her victories.

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  • shakejunt

    this girl’s last three opponents were 0-0, 0-0, and 0-1. she destroyed them, but this still seems like a keep-warm fight. hopefully this announcement means some sort of breakthrough on cyborg’s side in getting a fight set up, hopefully not legal trouble benching.

  • Cant beat me :)

    A cool aussie representative. Unlike holm who cant win anything, anderson can, and holds the invicta FW belt. Hope jamie doesnt cry about it 🙂

    • shakejunt

      new name, huh?

      • Cant beat me :)

        If u want it to be…….
        Sure is better than some people who actually steal my real birth name pretending to be me and then troll the net to find out where I live and my resisdential address and then post on these forums.
        Im an angel compared to some. All because I follow a person they dislike. I used to think americans were tough….not anymore.

  • Enjoying my win :)

    A true Aussie champ!!!!!

    • shakejunt

      another one?

    • Headrush

      Well said bro.

    • Welcome to the jungle

      Hell yeah 🙂 Megan wont embarrass herself across 2 divisions……….

  • Welcome to the jungle

    Looking forward to seeing what megan can do. Impressive so far

    • Headrush

      Shes got more talent than holly thats for sure

      • Welcome to the jungle

        Thats not hard lol!!!

  • Headrush

    She certainly has the talent. Making us aussies proud 🙂