‘She Hits Like a Truck’- Dana White Hypes Up Megan Anderson Ahead of UFC 259

Published 03/06/2021, 4:45 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: (L-R) Opponents Amanda Nunes of Brazil and Megan Anderson of Australia face off during the UFC 259 weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Amanda Nunes will defend her featherweight title this weekend at UFC 259 against Megan Anderson, who is currently on a 2-fight winning streak since her loss to Felicia Spencer. The Aussie star is a rangy martial artist who possesses legitimate one-punch knockout power unlike other women in the UFC roster.

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‘Leoa’ is on a different level and hasn’t lost since her UFC 178 defeat to Cat Zingano, who Anderson beat at UFC 232. But fans shouldn’t read much between the lines from that, as Nunes has been on a different level over the last six years. Her wins over her fellow legends of the company show that.

UFC President Dana White was in awe of Nunes’s greatness ahead of UFC 259. However, he also recognized that Anderson possesses a unique threat compared to the names in ‘The Lioness’ streak.

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“She’s a huge favorite in this fight. Now, if you watch a lot of women’s fights, you know, there are women that are very technical, very fast-paced, a lot of great fights that we’ve had, very few women have the ability to knock out other women knock them out cold, both of these women do in this fight,” said White.

He added, “So anytime, like when you get big heavyweight fights, and you have big punchers, anything can happen in a fight. That’s this fight between these two women. Megan Anderson is a massive woman you saw on the stare down and she hits like a truck. So this is this is a fun fight between two really big punchers in the women’s division.

Can Megan Anderson use her power against Amanda Nunes?

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Both Nunes and Anderson have power in their hands, but Anderson’s range and height can hand her a massive advantage. There are not many fighters Nunes has fought who possess that sort of threat among the ladies in the UFC. Anderson has great punching power and can put her opponents out if she connects.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 07: Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates after defeating Holly Holm in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 7 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But that’s easier said than done. Also, Nunes herself has 13 T/KO victories under her resume. So, both fighters have to worry about their opponent’s power. Hence, one can see why the UFC President is excited about this big title fight in the women’s featherweight division.

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Who gets it done at UFC 259? Nunes or Anderson?

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