#ufc214 I’mexcited to fight in my backyard with my USA home crowd against @IronLadyMMA ! @JonnyBones on #ufcanaheim is just a bonus! #letsgo
UFC 214 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on July29. No fights have been formally announced, but UFC President DanaWhite recently said that Jon Jones could challenge DanielCormier for the light heavyweight title at the event.
Justino has fought twice in the Octagon, defeating LeslieSmith and LinaLansberg in 140-pound catch-weight bouts. “Cyborg” was facing aone-year suspension from USADA after testing positive for thediuretic spironolactone in an out-of-competition sample collectedon Dec. 5, but ultimately Justino was cleared and given a retroactive therapeutic use exemption .
Meanwhile, de Randamie captured the inaugural women’s featherweightcrown with a unanimous decision triumph over Holly Holm atUFC 208. After the victory, de Randamie said she needed to recoverfrom an injured hand before he could defend the title. It iscurrently unclear if “The Iron Lady” would be ready by July 29.Meanwhile, MMAFighting.com has reported that while Justino has two fightsremaining on her existing UFC deal, that contract expires inOctober regardless of whether those bouts have been fulfilled.