Amanda Nunes’ featherweight title defense fight with Megan Anderson has been rescheduled for UFC 259 on March 6th.
MMA Fighting confirmed the re-booking of the fight on Monday. The pair were originally supposed to meet at UFC 256 earlier this month, but the two-weight champion Nunes was forced to pull out of the fight citing health issues.
Nunes (20-4) will aim to make the second defense of her 145-pound title against Anderson. A decision win over Felicia Spencer saw “The Lioness” defend her title for the first time since winning it against Cris Cyborg in December 2018. Nunes, who is also the bantamweight champion, defended that title successfully against Germaine De Randamie at UFC 245.
The former Invicta FC champion Anderson (11-4) has gone 3-2 since signing for the UFC in 2018. Losing fights to Spencer and Holly Holm, Anderson is currently on a two-fight winning streak with stoppage wins over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos and Norma Dumont Viana.
No location or venue has been announced for UFC 259 as of yet.
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