Amanda Nunes is set to defend her UFC Featherweight title against Megan Anderson on March 6th, 2021 at UFC 259.
Nunes (20-4 13KO) holds both the women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight titles and is on an incredible 11-fight win streak in the UFC. After defeating every previous UFC Bantamweight and Featherweight champion in the company’s history, Nunes is widely considered as the greatest female fighter the sport has ever seen.
Anderson (11-4 6KO) is widely considered as one of the premier fighters in the sport as well and is on a 2-fight win streak – one knockout and one submission. Her rangy striking and pressuring top game gives her an advantage over most women in the division and she will need every tool in the box to get her hand raised in March.
The two women were originally set to face at UFC 256 in December but an injury forced Nunes to pull out of the fight
Nunes and Anderson are both aggressive and talented fighters so fireworks are to be expected on March 6th. If Nunes can get her hands going early, however, Anderson may struggle to implement her game as Nunes is a surgically accurate striker with power in both hands and world-class fight IQ.
Nunes’ last defeat came at the hands of former UFC title challenger Cat Zingano (11-4 5KO) in 2014. Zingano wore Nunes down with her grappling and eventually mounted and TKO’d Nunes
Although Nunes is a much different fighter than she was in 2014, it may serve Anderson best to implement a similar game plan in attempt to take Nunes’ power out of the equation.
(Author : Sav Maddox)