A fight between featherweight champion Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson will not take place at UFC 259 on March 6th at a destination still to be confirmed.
The fight had originally been scheduled to headline this month’s UFC 256 event in Las Vegas, but Nunes withdrew due to an undisclosed injury, leading to this rescheduled date.
Nunes currently reigns as the champion in two different weight classes, having made five successful defenses of her bantamweight title, while after previously having also won the featherweight belt against Cris Cyborg, she went on to also defend it back in June against Felicia Spencer.
Now former Invicta FC champion Anderson faces the daunting challenge of trying to succeed where a who’s who of women’s MMA stars including the likes of Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko and Germaine de Randamie before her have failed by defeating ‘The Lioness’.
Anderson heads into the fight coming off two first round victories in a row, having submitted Zarah Fairn dos Santos by submission and then Norma Dumont Viana by KO.
However, during her five fight stint in the UFC so far, Anderson has also picked up losses against Holly Holm and Felicia Spencer and will head into the fight as a big underdog.
Nunes vs. Anderson will feature on a UFC 259 card that will also include the likes of Aleksander Rakic vs. Thiago Santos, Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney and Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov.