Reigning UFC women’s featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, who also wears gold at 135 pounds, is expected to defend her 145-pound strap against top division contender Megan Anderson at the upcoming UFC 259 pay-per-view (PPV) event in March.
And she’ll do it as the -1000 favorite.
That’s according to the number crunchers over at BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag), who peg Anderson as the +700 underdog. For those of you keeping score at home, that represents the widest betting margin of the champ’s career.
Nunes (20-4) has won 11 straight fights across two separate divisions, scoring seven violent finishes along the way. She’s widely considered the greatest female UFC fighter of all time after finishing former champions Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, as well as Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm.
As for Anderson (11-4), she’s had a hot-and-cold run since crossing over from Invicta FC back in summer 2018. After an upset loss to Felicia Spencer at UFC Fight Night 152, the Aussie rebounded with consecutive wins over Zarah Fairn dos Santos (UFC 243) and Norma Dumont Viana (UFC Fight Night 169).
For that kind of price ... might be worth tossing a few bucks on the challenger.