On the main card of UFC Rochester, a rare women’s featherweight scrap is set to take place. Megan Anderson is taking on promotional newcomer, Felicia Spencer.
Both Spencer and Anderson are former Invicta FC featherweight champions, and this fight may very well determine the number one contender. With that, Spencer is grateful and excited for the opportunity.
“I feel very lucky to be in the position I’m in,” Spencer told MMA Junkie on Thursday. “I know most people don’t have a path like this to the UFC for making a debut kind of in a higher spot already. I’m soaking it in. I’m ready for it, and I feel like I’m just lucky to be in spot I’m in.
“Would it have been a whole different path starting from the bottom of a more stacked division? Yeah, it’s a whole different story, but it’s not something I dwelled on. I knew that this was going to be big, and my steps in my career have always been big, so I’m used to it.”
Although Anderson has more UFC experience and will be the taller and expected bigger fighter, Spencer doesn’t care about that. Rather, she is just prepared to do what she does best and that is the win the fight.
“Six inches doesn’t impress me that much,” Spencer said. “Every fight – I’ve been kind of paying more attention recently – every card there’s a six-inch discrepancy, and the shorter fighter wins a lot. It’s definitely something I pay attention to, and it’s not something I’m worried about. I think it plays to my advantage in certain areas.”
Ultimately, the winner of this fight could very well be fighting Amanda Nunes for the title or Cris Cyborg for the vacant title. No matter what, the stakes are high for this one and Felicia Spencer is ecstatic.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime