UFC Norfolk: If Not a Title Shot, Megan Anderson is Open to GDR Fight


Norfolk, VA — In the Amanda Nunes sweepstakes, two fighters threw their name in the proverbial hat at UFC Norfolk. Megan Anderson and Felicia Spencer both earned first-round finishes at the event. Spencer took home a TKO win via ground n’ pound over Zarah Fairn. Anderson, meanwhile, had a clean knockout of Norma Dumont.

Champ Nunes liked what she saw from both ladies on Saturday. “I like both winners tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “Now it’s up to Dana White. I’m ready for either.”

Speaking to media outlets including Cageside Press post-fight, Anderson stated her case for a shot at the title. Top of the list, she’s on a win streak. Two fights, to be clear, but that’s one more than Spencer, who suffered a decision loss to Cris Cyborg in her most recent fight prior to Norfolk.

“I’m the only one that’s on a win streak. So I feel like I put my name in the list, particularly with such a great knockout,” Anderson said backstage at the Chartway Arena. “But the UFC’s going to do what the UFC wants to do. If they give it to Felicia, I think she’s an incredible competitor.”

Spencer, of course, submitted Anderson last year at UFC Rochester, which might give her an edge. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they give it to her,” admitted Anderson. Should that indeed be the case, the Glory MMA fighter has an idea of where she wants to fight next. “The UFC is going to Perth, so I’d love to fight in Australia,” exclaimed Anderson. Another destination also appeals to her. “If they come back to Kansas City, that would be awesome, because I would love to put on a performance [there]. I’ve done Australia now in the UFC, and I would love to be able to put on a performance in front of my adopted home of Kansas City, so that would be cool too, if I’m not given the opportunity to fight for a title.”

Should the title fight not come next, Anderson told Cageside Press that she does have a name in mind. After all, she’s already fought Spencer, Zarah Fairn, Dumont, and even Holly Holm — pretty much the entirety of the women’s 145lb division.

So how about Germain de Randamie? Anderson pitched that fight Saturday. “I would love to fight GDR. I would love to fight her if she wanted to come back up to 145. I think that would be a great striking battle, because I think she’s a phenomenal competitor.”

The former featherweight champion is coming off a loss to Nunes at 135lbs — but a fight back at 145 certainly has a certain appeal to it.

Watch the full UFC Norfolk post-fight press scrum with Megan Anderson above!


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