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Who won Nunes vs Anderson?
Amanda Nunes beat Megan Anderson by submission in the 1st round, during the co-main event of UFC 259, on Saturday 6th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s featherweight championship.
Nunes vs Anderson stats
Amanda Nunes stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Megan Anderson made her way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Nunes had a slight advantage in power over Anderson, with a 65% knock out percentage over Anderson's 55%.
Amanda Nunes was the older woman by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Anderson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Nunes. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Nunes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made her debut in 2008, 5 years and 8 months earlier than Anderson, whose first professional fight was in 2013. She had fought 23 more professional rounds, 52 to Anderson's 29.
Nunes vs Anderson form
Nunes had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Holly Holm at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had won against Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
She had beat Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nunes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Anderson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 12 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.