Megan Anderson expects to hear ‘And New’ in the co-main event of UFC 259 on Saturday.
Anderson is set for her first UFC title shot as she faces the greatest female fighter of all-time in Amanda Nunes. The Brazilian champ-champ is a massive favorite and many expect her to steamroll through Anderson. However, the Aussie is confident she has the power to KO Nunes and shock the world.
“My job is to turn up, show up, knockout, win. That is all I can focus on,” Anderson said at the UFC 259 pre-fight press conference. “If I focus on anything else, I take away from my sole priority and that is winning.”
Megan Anderson does have the power to get the KO win and she also has a reach advantage which should allow her to have moments on the feet. However, if she is going to win, she will need to stuff the takedowns of Nunes as in her career, grappling has been a problem for her.
Yet, for Anderson, she is confident she will get her hand raised as she believes Nunes hasn’t fought anyone like her before.
“I feel like I’m the first true featherweight she has fought that brings a lot of power,” Anderson added. “I know Felicia is a featherweight but styles make fights, I have a lot of power that I bring to the table that I don’t think she has seen in a very long time.”
Megan Anderson enters this fight riding a two-fight winning streak with both wins coming in the first round. She hasn’t fought since February 29, 2020, when she scored a first-round KO win over Norma Dumont after submitting Zarah Fairn dos Santos in the first round at UFC 243. Her other win in the UFC was a first-round TKO win over Cat Zingano but it did come with some controversy. However, she can silence all those doubters if she can beat Amanda Nunes on Saturday.
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Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime