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Megan Anderson's Title Fight Against Amanda Nunes Rebooked For UFC 259

Megan Anderson's Title Fight Against Amanda Nunes Rebooked For UFC 259

Megan Anderson's title bout against Amanda Nunes is back on.

The UFC has announced that the Aussie will challenge dual-division women's champion Nunes for the featherweight belt at UFC 259 on March 6.

This comes after their initial fight, which was scheduled for UFC 256 in December, was cancelled due to "undisclosed reasons".

Amanda Nunes. Credit: PA
Amanda Nunes. Credit: PA
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This rebooked fight will headline a stacked card which features big-name mixed martial artists such as Dominick Cruz, Joseph Benavidez and Aleksandar Rakic.

It will also mark the return of former light heavyweight title contender Thiago Santos - the man who came agonisingly close to dethroning former champ Jon Jones before suffering a nasty knee injury during their bout.

Fellow Australian Jake Matthews is also on the card.

As for fan favourite Nunes, she's on an impressive 11-fight win streak.

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The likes of Valentina Shevchenko, Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Germaine de Randamie, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate have all fallen victim to The Lioness' devastating punching power.

She recently made light work of American submissions expert Felicia Spencer, but perhaps the biggest threat to her unparalleled reign comes in the form of a six-foot tall Australian.

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Anderson, who holds an 11-4 record in MMA and a 3-2 record in the UFC, has been a world champion herself before and offers her own unique skillset.

As a former Invicta FC featherweight title holder, the 30-year-old knows what it takes to have a belt wrapped round her waist.

And while her time in the UFC has had its up and downs, Anderson's recent form inside the octagon has seen her rise rapidly up the UFC featherweight rankings and straight into title contention.

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But there's more than just a shiny belt on the line for her.

Anderson will be looking to become just the first Aussie woman to clinch UFC gold and the third Australian ever after Alexander Volkanovski and Robert Whittaker.

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Topics: Amanda Nunes, UFC 259, Aussie, venue, Date, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, Australia, MMA, Dana White

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.