Megan Anderson’s Time In The UFC Has Come To An End

Megan Anderson’s time in the UFC has come to an end after her one-sided defeat to two-division champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 on Saturday night.

Anderson confirmed on Twitch that her UFC contract had come to an end and that the promotion weren’t going to renew her deal.

The 31-year-old also claimed that the entire featherweight division is set to be scrapped, but UFC officials have since denied that is the case, while Dana White had also indicated on Saturday night that it would remain for as long as Nunes wanted it to.

“We’ll keep that division cranking as long as the champ-champ wants to defend it,” White told reporters at the UFC 259 post-fight press conference.

Anderson had made her way to the UFC in 2018 after having become Invicta FC’s featherweight champion, while taking her career record to 8-2.

She would go on to have mixed fortunes in the UFC though, producing a 3-3 run that included a notable win over Cat Zingano, but also losses to Holly Holm and Felicia Spencer in addition to the triangle armbar defeat against Nunes on Saturday night.

Anderson now plans to heal up from some lingering injuries before deciding what comes next in her career.

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