Amanda Nunes taps Megan Anderson with an arm-bar to defend her UFC featherweight strap at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 7.

Amanda Nunes makes quick work of Megan Anderson with submission win

Amanda Nunes needed less than three minutes to defender her UFC featherweight title against Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on Saturday, March 6.

Nunes caught Anderson on the feet early and quickly dragged Anderson to the floor. In the matter of seconds, Nunes took the back of Anderson and secluded the arm.

Once Nunes secured the arm, Anderson was forced to tap.

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson preview

There are three title fights going down at UFC 259 this Saturday, March 6. 

The main event is when two champions will collide as the middleweight king Israel Adesanya challenges the light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reigning women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes welcomes Australia’s Megan Anderson in the co-main event.

Nunes will seek out her 12th-straight victory inside the octagon. She most recently defended the 145-pound strap by beating Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision at UFC 250 this past June. This will be Nunes first fight as a mother after her wife and fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff gave birth to their daughter in September.

Anderson is on a two-fight win streak with victories against Norma Dumont and Zarah Fairn. Her last defeat is a first-round submission loss to Spencer at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in May 2019.

Here is how the women’s featherweight bout between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson went down at UFC 259, including round-by-round scoring. For full event results, check them out right here.

Amanda Nunes
Amanda Nunes reacts after defeating Cris Cyborg by first round knockout to become the new UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion during UFC 232 at the Forum in Inglewood Ca, Saturday, Dec 29, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Amanda Nunes taps Megan Anderson in under three minutes


Nunes lands a lower leg kick. Anderson lands with a low kick, Nunes catches and closes the distance. Nunes attacks with a leg kick. Nunes misses with a right hand. Anderson eats a punch from Nunes. Nunes is tagging Anderson. Nunes gets Anderson to the canvas. Anderson taking punishment. Nunes takes the back and looks for an arm. Nunes cranks the arm and just like that, this is over. 

Official result: Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson via submission [arm bar] at 2:03 in round 1. 

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