Anderson Shocked To Find Out She Was Fighting Holm
Megan Anderson admitted she was surprised her first opponent in the UFC would be against former champion Holly Holm.
Anderson will be facing off against Holm at UFC 225 on June 9, but Anderson didn’t think that she would face off against the woman who handed Ronda Rousey her first MMA loss as Anderson’s first UFC opponent. Originally, Anderson had thought that Cat Zingano would be the one facing Holm at the show.
“I was actually really surprised. It wasn’t something that I had actually [considered]. I’d seen Cat Zingano come out a few weeks and said that she had really big news about a potential big fight. I could remember watching you and then connecting the dots that maybe she was fighting Holly, maybe that’s in the works,” Anderson said.
Anderson was originally supposed to face off against Cris Cyborg at UFC 214 in Anderson’s UFC debut, but due to personal issues, she had to withdraw from the fight. Anderson, a former Invicta FC featherweight champion, said her upcoming fight against Holm is the best chance for her to show off her skills in front of the world.
“I didn’t really have Holly in mind, so it definitely did come as a shock. I think is a perfect opportunity to showcase my skills against someone that’s the caliber that Holly is. She’s held world titles in MMA and boxing and she’s done a lot for this sport. I’m excited.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting