On February 11th at UFC208 in Brooklyn, a new era will begin when Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural featherweight title.
After claiming the interim Invicta featherweight title in the early hours of this morning, it would be no real surprise if we saw Megan Anderson incorporated into the new UFC featherweight division and challenging for the strap. Immediately after her victory, Anderson firmly announced her intentions by saying that she was coming for the UFC belt.
Up against veteran Canadian, Charmaine Tweet, last nights interim title fight was evenly contested in the first round. Clear from the off, both fighters were willing to stand and trade blows with Tweet connecting well. An attempted spinning back fist from Tweet could have proved problematical for Anderson had landed cleanly. Instead, Tweet’s forearm caught Anderson just below the chin which didn’t deter the Australian fighter.
The second round was a much different story as striker Anderson stepped up her game and started to land more with some heavy strikes. Midway through the second, the fight came to a conclusion as Anderson bombarded Tweet with a series of punches before finishing off Tweet with a head kick.
Fighting out of Glory MMA in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, 26 year old Anderson (now 8-2) hails from Australia’s Gold Coast. Having made the decision to relocate to the US in 2015, Anderson moved her way up to #6 in the Invicta rankings in quick fashion and proved her worth with this mornings comprehensive victory over the #4 ranked Tweet.
With her last 4 Invicta fights coming by way of TKO, Anderson would certainly be an entertaining addition to the UFC roster. Whether she could match someone like Cyborg or Holly Holm remains to be seen but it wouldn’t catch many off guard if we saw Anderson in the UFC, and challenging for the title.