Amanda Nunes gets new date for delayed title defence against Megan Anderson

Amanda Nunes gets new date for delayed title defence against Megan Anderson

UFC double-champ Amanda Nunes has learned the rescheduled date for her featherweight title defence against Megan Anderson.

The fight was initially intended to be featured on this month’s UFC 256 card on December 12 but Nunes was forced to withdraw but, per a report by ESPN, the UFC is targeting and as-yet-unannounced event on March 6 — likely UFC 259 — as the new date for the bout.

The 20-4 Nunes is one of the rare breed of UFC fighters to have claimed a world title in two separate weight divisions. She is considered to be the clear frontrunner in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings, having won ten straight fights across two weight divisions. She has also won eight consecutive world title fights against a who’s-who of women’s MMA, including Ronda Rousey, Cris Cybrog, Valentina Shevchenko, Germaine de Randamie, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate — a record unmatched in the UFC.

Australia’s Anderson, meanwhile, has proved to be a solid threat at featherweight since the former Invicta champion debuted with the UFC two years ago. Her last two fights were impressive performances, stopping both Norma Dumont Viana and Zarah Fairn Dos Santos inside the first round.

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