REPORT: Amanda Nunes to defend 145-pound title in December

Amanda Nunes is expected to return to the octagon before the of end the year to defend her 145-pound championship.

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Amanda Nunes is expected to return to the octagon before the of end the year to defend her 145-pound championship.

In a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, it states that Amanda Nunes is expected to defend the UFC women’s featherweight title against Megan Anderson on December 12th as part of the UFC 256 pay-per-view.

Nunes (20-4) won the featherweight title in December 2018 at UFC 232 from Cris Cyborg and this would mark her second first defense of the championship. Earlier this year, Nunes defeated Felicia Spencer by unanimous decision to retain the 145-pound title at UFC 250 in June. The 32-year old Nunes is also the women’s bantamweight champion, which is a title she won in July 2016 from Miesha Tate. Nunes has not lost in a fight in almost six years.

Anderson (11-4) is coming off a pair of stoppage victories against Zarah Faim Dos Santos and Norma Dumont. She has a record of 3-2 since joining the UFC with losses to Holly Holm and Felicia Spencer.

Nunes and her partner Nina Ansaroff are also expecting the couple’s first child this September.

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