Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson were supposed to fight at UFC 256. Will this be the final women’s featherweight fight in UFC history?
Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson will still combat one another in any case.
Initially, Nunes was set to defend her featherweight title against Anderson at UFC 256. Nevertheless, due to undisclosed causes, the champion was compelled to pull out. Now, based on ESPN, the title combat has been rebooked for UFC 259 on March 6.
At present, there is no location for the occasion, and it’s unknown if this fight will be the main occasion of the cardboard.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 21, 2020
Amanda Nunes’ run as champ-champ
Amanda Nunes is arguably the best female fighter of all time, and she or he is at present on an 11-fight successful streak. During this run, she has defended her bantamweight title on 5 occasions. The Brazilian became a champ-champ in 2018 when she knocked out Cris Cyborg within the first spherical.
– 8 Fight Win Streak
– KO's possibly the most dominate woman in MMA in 51 seconds; Cris Cyborg
– Becomes 1st EVER Womans 2 Division Champ
-Very Impressive year for Amanda Nunes – #ufc232
— RyansWorld1.0 (@Drowning1nMusic) December 30, 2018
t makes this combat fascinating for Nunes is that this would be the first time in her profession that she competes at featherweight in back-to-back bouts. She is coming off a decision win over Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 – her solely fight of 2020 – to defend her 145lbs belt.
Megan Anderson’s path to a title shot
Megan Anderson has had mixed results since joining the UFC. The Aussie is a former Invicta FC featherweight champion who made her octagon debut at UFC 225 the place he dropped a decision to Holly Holm. She then adopted that up with a win over Cat Zingano however was submitted by Felicia Spencer in her next fight. Anderson is at present on a two-fight winning streak after beating each Zarah Fairn dos Santos and Norma Dumont, with every victory coming by stoppage.
The face you make when you're opponent doesn't have a 'set time frame' to reschedule your fight but wants to fight a YouTuber… pic.twitter.com/r7UT4ISFkr
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) December 16, 2020
Anderson’s first UFC title shot will occur in the final fight of her contract. It has been broadly reported that Anderson is a free agent after this fight, and – with the division featuring only a handful of fighters – this could be the final women’s featherweight combat of this UFC period if Nunes wins.