In a women’s featherweight title fight as the co-main event of UFC 259, Amanda Nunes will take on Megan Anderson Saturday at UFC APEX.
The 32-year-old Nunes heads into this weekend’s match with a professional fighting record of 20-4 and is the champion of the women’s featherweight and bantamweight division. She is also ranked first in the women’s pound-for-pound rankings, and is regarded as the best women’s MMA competitor ever.
“Lioness” Nunes has won 11-straight matches including her most recent victory at UFC 250 in June, defeating Felicia Spencer by unanimous decision. The Brazilian mixed martial artist lands 4.43 strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 51 percent.
Nunes absorbs 2.65 strikes per minute and defends against them at 57 percent. She is also a tremendous grappler with a 2.61 takedown average per 15 minutes and accuracy of 55 percent. The veteran fighter’s takedown defense is at an outstanding 84 percent, while her submission average per 15 minutes is 0.73.
Anderson enters the APEX with a professional fighting record of 11-4 and wins in three out of her last four bouts. The Aussie last fought at UFC Fight Night 169 in February 2019, where she beat Norma Dumont by knockout in the first round. Out of her 11 pro wins, six have come via KO/TKO.
She has racked up 1.81 strikes landed per minute, with a 43-percent striking accuracy. But unlike Nunes, she absorbs more strikes at 3.12 per minute but defends them at 35 percent.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on March 6th.
Money line odds
Amanda Nunes: -1250
Megan Anderson: +750
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