Megan Anderson News
Former UFC title challenger Megan Anderson provides update on MMA future: "I enjoy not having to cut weight"
Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2024
Megan Anderson reacts after UFC champion Sean Strickland goes off on Canadian journalist: “Maybe don't give him a platform”
Harry Kettle - January 18, 2024
Megan Anderson accuses former head coach James Krause and UFC reporter Laura Sanko of having an affair: "You should look at Sanko about that"
Josh Evanoff - November 10, 2022
Megan Anderson gives career update, reveals zero intent in fighting anytime soon: "My desire to compete in MMA isn't there anymore"
Josh Evanoff - July 27, 2022
Megan Anderson addresses her future in MMA: "I have no plans to fight right now"
Josh Evanoff - February 2, 2022
Israel Adesanya goes off on internet bullies after Megan Anderson reveals she was threatened with rape
Harry Kettle - June 25, 2021
Israel Adesanya has lashed out at internet trolls after Megan Anderson revealed she was recently threatened with rape. Adesanya has always been a fighter who stands up for what he believes in and, in this instance, he’s one of many who has recognized the magnitude of these disgraceful comments by keyboard warriors online.
Scott Coker says Bellator talking to Megan Anderson
Adam D Martin - April 2, 2021
Bellator president Scott Coker says that his promotion is currently in talks with former UFC featherweight title challenger Megan Anderson. Anderson was recently released by the UFC following the expiration of her contract in the wake of a first-round submission loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259. Despite losing that fight and becoming a free agent, Anderson is still a big name in the world of the women’s featherweight division. With Bellator having Cris Cyborg as the champion and a slew of other 145lbs women fighters including Julia Budd and Cat Zingano, it makes sense that the promotion would reach out to Anderson about the possibility of joining Bellator.
Sean O'Malley on Casey Kenney-Megan Anderson comments: 'You can't let someone else's words effect how you feel emotionally'
Drake Riggs - March 24, 2021
Ahead of Casey Kenney’s last fight with Dominick Cruz, he made some controversial remarks about Megan Anderson on Sean O’Malley’s podcast. Getting ready to get back in action himself this weekend at UFC 260, O’Malley briefly reflected on the incident that happened on his show.
Megan Anderson issues statement after conclusion of UFC contract: "Stay tuned!"
Tom Taylor - March 12, 2021
Recent UFC featherweight title challenger Megan Anderson has issued a statement after her contract with the promotion concluded. Anderson returned to the cage in the co-main event of UFC 259 last Saturday in Las Vegas, challenging featherweight champion Amanda Nunes for the division’s ultimate prize. Regrettably for the Aussie and her fans, she was submitted by Nunes in the fight’s opening round.
Megan Anderson reveals that the UFC featherweight division is being dropped from the promotion
Drake Riggs - March 9, 2021
What's next for the stars of UFC 259?
Cole Shelton - March 8, 2021
On the stacked UFC 259 card, three title fights headlined the event with one title changing hands although it being controversial. In the main event, Jan Blachowicz edged out a decision over middleweight champ, Israel Adesanya to defend his light heavyweight title. The co-main event saw Amanda Nunes submit Megan Anderson to defend her featherweight. In the first of three title fights, Aljamain Sterling became the new bantamweight champion after Petr Yan threw an illegal knee and was disqualified.
Megan Anderson issues statement after being dominated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 259
Christopher Taylor - March 6, 2021
Megan Anderson entered tonight’s UFC 259 co-main event with hopes of playing spoiler against consensus women’s GOAT Amanda Nunes. Anderson (11-5 MMA) was returning to action this evening for the first time since February of 2020, where she earned a first round knockout victory over Norma Dumont. That victory had served as the Aussie’s second in a row, as Anderson had previously defeated Zarah Fairn Dos Santos by submission at UFC 243.
Pros react after Amanda Nunes stops Megan Anderson at UFC 259
Chris Taylor - March 6, 2021
Tonight’s UFC 259 event was co-headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight featuring Amanda Nunes squaring off with challenger Megan Anderson. Nunes (21-4 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since successfully defending her featherweight crown against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250. The UFC ‘champ champ‘ had entered tonight’s co-headliner riding a sensational eleven-fight winning streak.
UFC 259 Result: Amanda Nunes stops Megan Anderson in Round 1 (Video)
Chris Taylor - March 6, 2021
Tonight’s UFC 259 event is co-headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight featuring reigning champion Amanda Nunes taking on challenger Megan Anderson. Nunes (20-4 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since successfully defending her featherweight crown against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250. The UFC ‘champ champ‘ will enter tonight’s co-headliner riding a sensational eleven-fight winning streak.
Amanda Nunes lays out bold prediction for finishing Megan Anderson at UFC 259
Cole Shelton - March 4, 2021
Megan Anderson explains why she's the fighter to beat Amanda Nunes
Tom Taylor - March 4, 2021
Megan Anderson believes she has the skills to defeat two-division UFC champion and pound-for-pound queen Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 this weekend. Anderson will challenge Nunes for the featherweight title in one of three title fights on the UFC 259 bill. While she will enter the cage as a gargantuan underdog, she feels well-positioned to pull off a historic upset.
UFC 259 | Pro fighters make their picks for Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson title fight
Cole Shelton - March 4, 2021
In the co-main event of UFC 259, Amanda Nunes is set to defend her featherweight title as she battles Megan Anderson. Heading into the fight, Nunes is a massive -1000 favorite while the challenger is a +600 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros believe Nunes gets the job done and likely does so by stoppage.
UFC 259: ‘Blachowicz vs Adesanya’ Fight Card and Start Times
Harry Kettle - March 4, 2021
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view this weekend with an absolutely electric UFC 259 card featuring three huge title fights – headlined by Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Event: UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Date: Saturday, 6th March 2021 Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada Broadcast: ESPN+ – 6pm/8pm/10pm EST
Amanda Nunes explains why she can’t underestimate Megan Anderson at UFC 259
Cole Shelton - March 1, 2021
Amanda Nunes knows she can’t overlook Megan Anderson in the co-main event of UFC 259. Nunes is a massive -1200 favorite as many expect her to steamroll Anderson as she has done to her past opponents. At featherweight, the Brazilian has been unstoppable with a quick KO over Cris Cyborg and a dominant performance over Felicia Spencer. However, Nunes knows Anderson poses some problems with her size and reach advantage so she can’t overlook her.
MMA community rallies behind Megan Anderson following “disgusting” remark from Casey Kenney
Tom Taylor - January 29, 2021
Megan Anderson lashes out at Casey Kenney for “disgusting” comments on recent podcast, Kenney issues quick apology
Adam Martin - January 28, 2021
UFC women’s featherweight contender Megan Anderson lashed out at Casey Kenney for the “disgusting” comments he made on a recent podcast. Kenney, the UFC bantamweight contender, was a guest during a recent edition of the “Timbo Sugar Show” with hosts Sean O’Malley and Tim Welch. After a bizarre discussion about using heroin between the hosts, Welch later asked Kenny if he would ever have sex with Anderson. Here’s how the exchange went and he said.
Megan Anderson reacts after UFC featherweight title shot falls through
Tom Taylor - November 9, 2020
Megan Anderson has shared her initial reaction after her planned crack at UFC featherweight champ Amanda Nunes fell through. Anderson was expected to challenge Nunes for the featherweight belt at UFC 256 on December 12. Unfortunately, Nunes has been forced to withdraw from the matchup with an injury.
Megan Anderson responds to online haters claiming that she is “unattractive”
Harry Kettle - August 25, 2020
UFC women’s featherweight contender Megan Anderson has issued a dignified response to online trolls who call her unattractive. Anderson has been part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for a few years now and in that time, she’s been able to put together a 3-2 record with the promotion. After overcoming defeats to Felicia Spencer and Holly Holm, she has since registered impressive wins over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos and Norma Dumont Viana.
Top MMA podcasts to listen to during coronavirus isolation
Natasha Hooper - March 25, 2020
With the looming threat of Coronavirus causing everybody to isolate themselves, BJPENN.com has curated a list of the top MMA podcasts for you to listen to (in no particular order). Now, you can fill your brain with an unlimited stream of MMA information and keep boredom at bay.
Megan Anderson embracing the art of 'not giving a s**t' what people think
Mike Heck - February 25, 2020
Megan Anderson focused on Norma Dumont, not Amanda Nunes
Mike Heck - February 24, 2020
Megan Anderson believes a shot at Amanda Nunes and the UFC women’s featherweight title will come eventually. That’s why she is focused solely on this Saturday when she faces an unbeaten fighter that is hoping to make a big statement. Anderson will face Norma Dumont this Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 27. The event takes place at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va. and will be headlined by a fight for the vacant flyweight title between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo.
Megan Anderson discusses mental health issues, previous suicide attempt
Harry Kettle - December 17, 2019
UFC featherweight contender Megan Anderson has opened up about her mental health issues during a recent interview with ESPN. Anderson, who is scheduled to fight Norma Dumont Viana at UFC Norfolk, is coming off the back of her second win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where she was able to defeat Zarah Fairn Dos Santos via submission.