For the third time in the past four years, UFC dual-weight champion Amanda Nunes will defend one of her titles in December. Nunes (20-4) will face featherweight contender Megan Anderson (10-4) on December 12 at a location to be determined. The 145-pound contest will take place in a pay-per-view event, which is expected to be UFC 256. Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson should be an easy fight for the champion. To have more insights, please read our preview below.
Nunes, 32, is expecting the birth of her first child in September with partner and UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff. After defending her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer in June, Nunes hinted at a potential break, but has ultimately decided to remain active. December has been a good month for her historically. Since 2016, she has defeated Ronda Rousey, Cris „Cyborg“ Justino and Germaine De Randamie in the final month of the calendar year.This will be the second consecutive featherweight championship and second defense of the title overall. She has also defended the bantamweight title five times. She is very close to becoming the best female fighter of all time. However, no opponent should be underestimated.
Anderson, 30, is coming off a first-round knockout of Norma Dumont in February. She is 3-2 overall in the UFC, but all three of her wins have come via first-round stoppage. Her losses have come against Spencer and Holly Holm. It is interesting to see how UFC throws opponents for Amanda who hasn‘t proven anything yet. Hard to imagine how Megan could resist to Amanda’s powerful strikes and amazing grappling skills. Anderson is definitely less skilled fighter and less experienced, however, she could surprise everyone including Amanda, by showing something new. But if the Champion will decide not to waste time and start attacking immediately, this will be a first round KO, because Megan is much slower, doesn‘t have a strong chin and never was known for great stamina.
Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before, and it gives only more interest to the fight.