Megan Anderson


Calls for title shot after victory
February 29, 2020
Anderson defeated Norma Dumont via KO (punch) at 3:31 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
Neither woman had much of anything going in the first few minutes of the fight before Anderson connected with a perfectly placed right hand which turned Dumont's lights out and forced referee Kevin MacDonald to immediately intervene. It marked a second straight stoppage win for Anderson, although both have come against dreadful competition (Dumont, Zarah Fairn). In her post-fight interview with Michael Bisping, Anderson called for a shot at Amanda Nunes' UFC Women's Featherweight Championship. Her reasoning being "I'm the only featherweight that is on a win streak." Whether the title shot happens or not -- fellow featherweight Felicia Spencer also had a solid showing -- Anderson will at least go home $50,000 richer after being awarded Performance of the Night honors.
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Will fight at UFC Norfolk
December 16, 2019
Anderson (9-3-0) will take on Norma Dumont (4-0-0) in a featherweight matchup at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, reports.
Anderson has been inconsistent in her first four UFC fights as she has gone 2-2, but she is coming off a win against Zarah Fairn dos Santos via submission (triangle choke) at UFC 243 in October. Dumont signed with the promotion in March and will be making her UFC debut during the fight. She is undefeated in her professional career, but she has only fought twice since July 2017. Anderson carries a height advantage heading into the fight.
Cruises to victory at UFC 243
October 5, 2019
Anderson defeated Zarah Fairn dos Santos via submission (triangle choke) at 3:57 of Round 1 at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.
Anderson has been overrated from the very start, but she is still going to handle pure roster depth like dos Santos with zero issues. Anderson has looked particularly uncomfortable on the mat during her time in the UFC, but she dominated in that area on Saturday. While the victory was an impressive one for Anderson in her native Australia in front of family and friends, it ultimately tells us nothing regarding her future potential. She needs another strong performance her next time out against a legitimate opponent.
Schedules fight in home country
July 26, 2019
Anderson will face Zarah Fairn dos Santos at UFC 243 in Melbourne, reports.
The featherweight matchup features home-soil confidence for Anderson and a UFC debut for dos Santos. Anderson most recently lost to Felicia Spencer at UFC Fight Night 152 via rear-naked choke submission.
Submitted by Felecia Spencer
May 18, 2019
Anderson lost to Felecia Spencer via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:24 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Rochester, New York.
What a disaster. Knowing full well that the much shorter Spencer would try to close the distance against her, Anderson found herself on the mat in short order, and her ground awareness looked as poor as ever. Anderson legitimately appeared as if she hadn't trained a day on the mat in her entire career. She joined the company last June with the reputation of being a big-time prospect, but the truth of the matter is that Anderson simply isn't very good. Even in the painfully thin UFC women's featherweight division, Anderson is miles and miles from the title picture.
Tabbed to fight Felicia Spencer
March 26, 2019
Anderson will fight Felicia Spencer in a featherweight bout at UFC Rochester on May 19, reports.
Anderson is coming off her first UFC victory, a win over Cat Zingano at UFC 232 via TKO, and looking to make it two in a row when she faces Spencer -- who is making her UFC debut -- in New York. Things won't come easy for Anderson, as Spencer is the current Invicta FC champion at 145 points and undefeated (6-0) as a professional.