One challenger at featherweight appears to be the last hurdle for Amanda Nunes to overcome. The two appear to be on a collision course if all goes according to plan.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to report that Nunes will defend her UFC Featherweight Title against Megan Anderson. The date for the fight would December 12 for UFC 256. No other matchups have been announced yet for the card.
Nunes (20-4) would be defending the UFC Featherweight Title for the second time. Her last bout was in June, beating Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision at UFC 250 to retain the title. By doing so, she became the first double-champion in the UFC to defend two belts while also still holding onto them. Before Spencer, she defended her UFC Bantamweight Title against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245.
On an eleven-fight win steak, Nunes has thirteen wins via knockout.
Anderson (11-4) is on a two-fight win streak. The former Invicta FC Featherweight Champion joined the UFC in 2018. 3-2 with the promotion, Anderson last fought in February, beating Norma Dumont Viana via knockout.
There are no true contenders ranked within the division. The UFC is looking into what to do with the featherweight division leading up to and after this fight.
There is no set location as of now for UFC 256. Las Vegas and “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi are currently in play.