Nunes was in a non-event with Anderson at UFC 259

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC legend Amanda Nunes defeated Meghan Anderson at UFC 259. Nunes won via submission due to a triangle armbar at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nunes stopped the fight in the first round. The fight was stopped at 2:03 in the round.

UFC champion Amanda Nunes celebrates with her daughter Raegan and her wife Nina after her UFC 259 win over Meghan Anderson
Amanda Nunes celebrates with her daughter Raegan and her wife Nina after her UFC 259 win over Meghan Anderson (Photo by the UFC/Instagram)

This was a non-event as it was pure domination by the Lioness. Anderson was in danger as Nunes took out her legs.

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With the win, Nunes has retained her UFC Women’s Featherweight belt. However, she’s dominated all of her challenges in the division.

The 32-year-old improved to 21-4 in her MMA career. She’s 14-1 in the UFC.

Her only loss was to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September 2014. She lost by TKO (elbows and punches).

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This is Nunes’ fourth win by submission. It was her first submission win since she defeated Miesha Tate by submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016.

When Nunes defeated Tate, she won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Nunes won the UFC Featherweight Championship when she defeated Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 in December 2018.

The 31-year-old Anderson fell to 11-5 in her MMA career. This was her first loss since she lost to Felicia Spencer in May 2019.

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Both losses were by submission. Anderson has lost three total fights by submission.

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