Two-division champion Nunes (20-4 MMA, 13-1 UFC) places her featherweight title on the line against Megan Anderson in the co-major tournament March 6 and need to be a wide having a wager popular heading into the fight.
Ragged UFC bantamweight champion Holm (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has faced both Nunes and Anderson (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) contained in the octagon, and says Nunes will receive her title in Las Vegas. However Holm, who scored a super upset of her possess to dethrone Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015, warned against counting out Anderson, who she says has a “puncher’s probability” of scoring an upset.
“I genuinely genuinely feel Amanda is going to purchase this fight, however I’m continuously that individual that thinks every person has a puncher’s probability,” Holm suggested MMA Junkie. “Amanda I don’t genuinely take note has fought anybody fairly as gargantuan as Megan – Megan is terribly, very gargantuan. She’s the tallest person I ever fought. However even for me, being my dimension against Megan, I peaceable felt stronger in the clinch. I peaceable felt things love that. Megan has improved since I fought her, too, so you never know what you’re going to explore. However I cease genuinely feel that Amanda is going to purchase the fight. However that doesn’t imply that I accurate depend every person out.
“I’m furious to head attempting for the fight. I ponder that, if Megan wins, I’m going to declare it would possibly per chance maybe maybe presumably be off of a – I don’t want to declare a lucky punch, on myth of in the occasion you’re coaching at this stage I don’t ponder the leisure is lucky – however I accurate don’t explore her dominating Amanda in any distress or beating her in nearly all these areas. However I’m not asserting there’s a 0 probability. There’s continuously an change that anyone need to buy – continuously. I don’t care who you can presumably also very neatly be.”
Since losing to Holm at UFC 225 in June 2018, Anderson has acquired three of her previous four and is coming off merit-to-merit finishes of Zarah Fairn and Norma Dumont. The Glory MMA fighter’s vitality changed into on elephantine show in February when her first-round knockout of Dumont earned “Efficiency of the Night” honors.
Whereas Holm doesn’t ponder the champion has faced a body love Anderson’s, she’s assured Nunes has the abilities to adapt when mandatory all the procedure in which by the fight.
“I genuinely genuinely feel that Amanda is going to purchase the fight,” Holm acknowledged. “However things that can also give her a a form of project than among the a form of girls is that Megan’s attain is long. Her legs are long. She’s more or much less bought a a form of fashion. I accurate don’t ponder it’s going to be too extra special of an project. I ponder Amanda will have the flexibility to alter to that and peaceable have the flexibility to carry out what she wants. However the leisure can happen.”
UFC 259 takes position March 6 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The first card airs on pay-per-look following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.