Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson has a new date.
Nunes was expected to put her UFC Women’s Featherweight Title on the line against Anderson back on December 12. The title fight would’ve closed out 2020 for UFC pay-per-views. Nunes couldn’t compete on that date, so the UFC needed a change of plans.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has now gotten word that Nunes vs. Anderson will take place on March 6. It’ll be featured on the UFC 259 card.
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“The featherweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson has been rebooked for March 6, UFC officials told Brett Okamoto.”
Nunes made history back in June when she defeated Felicia Spencer. “The Lioness” become the first UFC “champ-champ” to successfully defend two titles while reigning as a double-champion. Along with the featherweight gold, Nunes is also a bantamweight champion.
Anderson earned her title opportunity after nabbing two straight first-round finishes. Back in October 2019, Anderson submitted Zarah Fairn Dos Santos via triangle choke. She followed that up with a knockout over Norma Dumont Viana.
Nunes hasn’t been defeated since September 27, 2014. “The Lioness” is riding an 11-fight winning streak. As for Anderson, she has gone 3-2 under the UFC banner. All of her victories have ended in the first round.