UFC champ-champ Amanda Nunes returns to the cage at this Saturday’s UFC 259 celebration when she tries to protect her featherweight championship in opposition to Megan Anderson.
Nunes (20-4-) captured the UFC featherweight championship in December 2018 after knocking out Cris Cyborg in the 1st round of their UFC 232 face. The 32-year-old went on to protect the belt versus Felicia Spencer this past June at UFC 250.
It is no secret, the UFC’s featherweight division does not currently have the exact same depth as their 135-pound bantamweight division. If Nunes is to conquer Anderson, there will be no other real, knowledgeable contenders on the roster who have nevertheless to obstacle for the belt. In the course of a the latest chat with BT Sport, Nunes mentioned she would be “okay with” the UFC choosing to retire the women’s featherweight division just after this Saturday’s UFC 259 event.
“I really feel like right after this combat, the UFC need to assume about what they want to do with the division, since I have the belt, the belt is heading to be mine endlessly. This division has to retire with the belt remaining mine. So what ever they want to do just after this struggle, they can do with the division. I’m alright with it.” sshe said.
As well as keeping the UFC featherweight championship, Nunes is also the reigning bantamweight title holder. The ‘Lioness’ captured the title in 2016 immediately after defeating Miesha Tate in the headlining bout of the UFC 200 celebration. Because that time, she has absent on to defend the title from Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Raquel Pennington, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.
UFC 259 can take position this Saturday March 6, 2021, type the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The major card will be aired stay on ESPN+ pay out-for every-check out from 10pm ET.