Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Amanda “Lioness” Nunes will take on Megan Anderson in the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 259 card.

In this post, we will break down Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Amanda Nunes is coming in with a 20-4-0 record. Nunes will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer in June.

Anderson, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Norma Dumont on June 6, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo and holds a 11-4-0 record.

Amanda Nunesvs.Megan Anderson
32
Age
31
5′ 8″
Height
6′ 0″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
69″
Reach
72″
20-4-0
Record
11-4-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Amanda Nunes has an orthodox fighting stance with a 69″ reach. The 31-year-old, Megan Anderson is an orthodox fighter with a 72″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Amanda Nunes:
→ Nunes’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Nunes lands 4.44 significant strikes per minute.
→ Nunes’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Nunes’s takedown average is 2.53 per 15 minutes.
→ Nunes’s takedown defense is 84%.

Nunes comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.44 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Anderson fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 1.82 significant strikes per minute. Amanda Nunes also has a 53% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.53 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Anderson’s 0.56 takedowns and 53% takedown accuracy.

Megan Anderson:
→ Anderson’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Anderson lands 1.82 significant strikes per minute.
→ Anderson’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Anderson’s takedown average is 0.56 per 15 minutes.
→ Anderson’s takedown defense is 53%.

Megan spent on average 5:23 minutes in the Octagon and Amanda has an average fight time of 9:38 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 259 is live in , who do you think will win, Amanda or Megan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
Date
March 6, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson

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