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Megan Anderson issues statement following submission loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259

UFC women’s featherweight contender Megan Anderson has released a statement following her submission loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259.

Anderson was outboxed on the feet and then taken down to the ground and tapped out in the co-main event of this past Saturday’s UFC 259 pay-per-view event. Anderson was a huge underdog and wasn’t expected to win the fight, but she appeared to be completely frozen inside the Octagon and unable to perform under the bright lights. Still, she wasn’t expected to win, and her career will go on regardless of what the result in the Nunes fight was. Taking to her social media following her defeat to Nunes, Anderson issued a statement following her third loss inside the Octagon.

“This game has the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. This was the one we wanted to win but it’s the fight game. We’ll be back,” Anderson wrote on her Instagram.

With the loss to Nunes, Anderson drops to 3-3 overall in the UFC, with wins over Cat Zingano, Zarah Fairn dos Santos, and Norma Dumont, but with losses to Nunes, Holly Holm, and Felicia Spencer. One area of the game where Anderson has really struggled with in the UFC is her ground game. All three of Holm, Nunes, and Spencer were able to take her to the ground and dominate her on the floor. She did pick up a submission win over dos Santos, but that likely said more about her opponent. On the flip side, her wins over Zingano and Dumont came on the feet. We saw during Anderson’s Invicta FC career that she was a big, strong striker and she has shown her potential at times inside the UFC, but overall she hasn’t shown enough of a complete MMA game to beat the elite fighters at 145lbs.

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