It seems that we will be seeing double-champion Amanda Nunes back in action before the end of 2020 after all as she’s just signed up to defend her featherweight title against Megan Anderson at UFC 256 on December 12th.
‘The Lioness’ had previously indicated that she planned to take an extended period of time off following a successful defense of the 145lb title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 back in June.
Instead, she’ll now look to extend her already remarkable 11-fight winning streak even further before the year is out after already having demolished a who’s who of women’s MMA including the likes of Ronda Rousey, Cris ‘Cyborg’, Valentina Shevchenko (twice), Miesha Tate and Holly Holm.
That makes her a daunting opponent to say the least for Anderson, a former Invicta FC featherweight champion who has had somewhat mixed fortunes in the UFC, going 3-2 so far, though she is coming off back-to-back victories against Zarah Fairn dos Santos and Norma Dumont Viana.
So far Nunes vs. Anderson is the only fight that’s been confirmed for the UFC 256 event and will likely take either headlining or co-main event duties on the pay-per-view card.