Megan Anderson gets her second straight first-round stoppage with knockout of Norma Dumont at UFC Norfolk.
The first of two women’s featherweight fights at UFC Norfolk featured former Invicta FC 145lb champ Megan Anderson looking for her second straight win. And doing so under a spotlight. While she refused to look past opponent Norma Dumont, it was pretty widely known that Amanda Nunes had her eye on the card. She was looking to potentially defend her featherweight title later in the year — and Anderson was a candidate.
Dumont, meanwhile, was an undefeated 4-0 coming into the fight. However, she had not competed since 2018, had previously fought at bantamweight, and was giving up a whole heck of a lot in terms of height and reach to her towering Australian opponent.
Anderson started the action with a sharp left hook while dodging some wild haymakers from her adversary. She popped the debuting fighter with some crisp jabs before the Brazilian was able to close the distance. Dumont was able to grab double underhooks and pressed the Australian against the cage. She peppered the longer fighter’s legs with some short knees but struggled to get the takedown due to Anderson using her long arms to frame against her face. The former Invicta FC champion briefly got off the cage but the UFC newcomer was able to reverse the position once again and worked the body some more with knees. The Brazilian was briefly able to get Anderson down but the Glory MMA team member was able to quickly scramble back to her feet and broke away from Dumont.
Almost immediately after they were back in the center of the Octagon, Anderson sent Dumont crashing to the canvas with a perfectly timed straight right hand. Before the Australian could follow up with some ground strikes the referee jumped in and stopped the contest. Dumont wasn’t unconscious but she had a very dazed look on her face and didn’t appear to have all her faculties.
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Megan Anderson def. Norma Dumont by KO (Right Straight) in Round 1 (3:31)