UFC Fight News: Including Amanda Nunes And Darren Till
Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
Following her last fight, Amanda Nunes hinted towards retirement, stating that she has achieved everything she could have ever wished for in her career. It would appear however that the two division UFC champion still has more to achieve in the sport. ‘The Lioness’ looks set to defend her featherweight title against Megan Anderson at the end of the year.
ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto has reported that Nunes will defend her 145lbs belt at UFC 256 in December. The Brazilian and her partner, the top five strawweight Nina Ansaroff, are expecting their first child next month.
Nunes successfully defended her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 in June. The win took the 30 year old’s winning streak to eleven fights inside the Octagon. Anderson is on a two fight winning streak, having finished Zarah Fairn Dos Santos and Norma Dumont Viana.
Darren Till vs Jack Hermansson
In the last hour, Okamoto has also reported that Darren Till vs Jack Hermansson is set to headline the promotion’s December 5th card. Pending the Brit being medically cleared for the injury sustained to his left knee in his loss to Robert Whittaker recently at UFC Fight Island 3. Which is likely he will.
Hermansson is currently sat two spots higher than Till in the UFC middleweight rankings, at number four, and is coming off a quick submission win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Island 2.
Other Fight News:
After their controversial first fight at UFC Norfolk, and two postponed first attempts at a rematch, Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba will finally get to run it back next weekend at UFC Vegas 8.
Ryan Hall won’t be fighting at UFC Vegas 8 however, after suffering an injury ahead of his featherweight clash with Ricardo Lamas. They were originally scheduled to meet in May, but it was scrapped due to the coronavirus. No replacement has been found yet.
Thomas Almeida is set to return against Alejandro Perez in a fun bantamweight matchup on October 10th. ‘Thominhas’ is coming off back-to-back losses to Jimmie Rivera and Rob Font and hasn’t fought since January 2018. ‘Turbo’ is also coming off back-to-back losses, having lost to Cody Stamann and Song Yadong in 2019.
Other fights announced in the last couple of days include a bantamweight clash between Andre Ewell and Irwin Rivera, and a women’s flyweight contest between Mayra Bueno Silva and Mara Romero Borella, both set for September 19th.
Also, Tracy Cortez vs Bea Malecki will meet at bantamweight on October 10th, and Parker Porter and Josh Parisian will face off at heavyweight on November 28th.