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Megan Anderson Reveals the UFC Is Cutting the Women’s Featherweight Division

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Megan Anderson has announced that the UFC is cutting the women’s featherweight division three days on from her featherweight title fight loss to Amanda Nunes.

If true, the fight between Felicia Spencer and Danyelle Wolf is set to be the final fight to take place in the division following Nunes’ second successive title defence at UFC 259.

The division was introduced in 2017 when Holly Holm fought Germaine de Randamie for the title. Nunes made history when she went up a division to 145 to fight and defeat Cris Cyborg for the belt becoming the first women’s double champion in the UFC.

Along with the news, the Australian shared that her fight against Nunes was her last in the UFC, stating, “I won’t be back in the UFC” on her Twitch channel.

Anderson was believed to have fought the last fight of her UFC contract against Nunes in the co-main event of UFC 259. The 31-year-old also revealed that she had suffered a torn ligament in her elbow trying to escape the armbar submission, which ultimately won the bout for Nunes during their fight.

Anderson is now 11-5 as a mixed martial artist and went 3-3 during her time in the UFC. She remains unsure as to what is next for herself following the UFC’s apparent decision to discontinue the women’s featherweight division.

Women’s Featherweight Division Has Uncertain Future

The UFC has yet to confirm or release a statement regarding the future of the division since the revelation by Anderson. However, per Marc Raimondi, UFC officials have denied that the division is set to be cut.

According to Drake Riggs, Spencer has not heard anything regarding the decision by the UFC.

What do you think the UFC should do about the women’s featherweight division? Do you agree it should be cut? Or do you think they should focus on building it up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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Dion Williams is a Combat Sports writer for Overtime Heroics covering mainly UFC but also Bellator and Cage Warriors!