Megan Anderson will definitely have her eyes on the upcoming ladies’s featherweight championship battle at UFC 250.
Twin champion Amanda Nunes will put her 145-pound title on the road for the primary time towards Felicia Spencer on June 6 on the occasion anticipated to happen at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, pending approval from the Nevada Athletic Fee
Anderson shared the identical card as Spencer in February, the place each ladies emerged victorious with first-round finishes, however the promotion in the end awarded the title shot to Spencer, who holds a win over Anderson.
Nunes most certainly would be the betting favourite going into her battle with Spencer, with whom she shares a typical opponent in Cris Cyborg. Although Spencer put a valiant effort towards Cyborg, Anderson thinks Nunes will pose extra of a risk.
“I see it being a little bit tougher for Felicia than her battle towards Cris Cyborg,” Anderson instructed MMA Junkie. “I believe Amanda is a greater effectively rounded striker, and she or he has a extra harmful floor recreation I might say. I wouldn’t say harmful. Felicia is extremely proficient, and she or he has loads of expertise on the bottom, however I simply suppose Amanda brings that wrestling mentality. She goes for place over submission, she likes to do harm, and I believe she’s very heavy on prime. So that would pose some issues for Felicia.”
Spencer is a strong grappler herself, together with her two most up-to-date finishes approaching the bottom. Anderson is conversant in Spencer’s floor recreation and thinks she’ll be recreation if the battle hits the mat, however Anderson sees Nunes being too stern of a check general.
“Felicia could be very, very – her pathway on the bottom could be very excessive degree,” Anderson stated. “She has an excellent system, and she or he could be very sneaky on the bottom together with her offensive submission recreation, so even when she does find yourself being on her again in a nasty place, I see her with the ability to create house to throw up some submissions, which may trigger Amanda some points. However I believe it’s going to be so much tougher for Felicia to take it to the bottom, simply due to how good Amanda’s vary management and the ability that she brings.
“Felicia was having some points with Zarah, closing that hole towards like a lengthier striker, so clearly I’m gonna give Amanda the slight benefit in ability and energy over Zarah, so I simply don’t see it working higher in Felicia’s favor. I believe she’s extremely robust and has loads of expertise, and she or he’s a tremendous athlete, however I believe it’s a troublesome battle for her.”
Whereas Anderson is most certainly subsequent in line, she doesn’t plan on ready round for a title shot, hoping to return to motion throughout the subsequent couple of months.