Jorge Masvidal Jon Jones Ben Askren and Other UFC Fighters React to Amanda Nunes’ Demolition of Megan Anderson at UFC 259

Published 03/07/2021, 12:52 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Megan Anderson of Australia in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The co-main event for UFC 259 saw Amanda Nunes absolutely dominate Megan Anderson from pillar to post. The odds were stacked heavily against Megan Anderson, and she failed to deliver under the bright lights. Nunes stunned her early, and the Australian fighter looked like a deer in headlights once she got stung on the feet.

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The fight went to the ground off of Nunes’ insane striking pressure, and it appeared she would win via ground and pound. However, the Brazilian champion has been keen to show her versatility and locked in a tight armbar. Anderson was quick to succumb to the arm thrusting pressure and submitted in good time.

Twitter Reacts as Amanda Nunes demolishes Megan Anderson in round one

Fans, fighters, and media members alike began chirping on Twitter as the fighters began walking towards the cage. There’s been plenty of speculation as to how long it would take Nunes to come out on top. Here are some of the best reactions to the UFC 259 women’s featherweight title fight.

Massive UFC stars like Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones were quick to send out their respects to the GOAT of women’s MMA on Twitter. Nunes’ greatness has long since gone uncontested, and her recent performance certainly solidified that. There’s no doubt in the minds of MMA fans and fighters that she’s reached the pinnacle of the sport.

Amanda Nunes is running out of viable opponents to scrap with, and this was something that was foreshadowed by pundits and fans. ‘The Lioness’ has welcomed all comers, but she’s coming up on rematches as her only options.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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