Last Saturday night, on the undercard of the action packed UFC 232 card, former Invicta champion Megan Anderson picked up an impressive first-round win over Cat Zingano — but probably not quite the way she imagined.
Although it was a well-timed head kick that set up the finish for Megan Anderson, it was an inadvertent toe to Zingano’s eye that ended the action.
Post-fight, this victory generated some debate and controversy on social media, as some members of the combat sports bubble wondered why a toe to the eye should be treated any differently than a finger to the eye.
Whatever the case, Megan Anderson left the cage with one of her biggest wins to date, and at the end of the day, that’s what’s important for her.
Speaking on Instagram post-fight, she reflected on her victory over Cat Zingano, and just as she did in her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, offered the former UFC bantamweight title challenger a rematch.
“A win is a win. Not how we wanted it to go but we’re just doing our job,” Megan Anderson wrote.
All well wishes to Cat and hope she is ok. Like I said post fight, more than happy to give it to her again if that’s what she wants. ▪
A huge thank you to my coaches (@thejameskrause, @coachmarcmontoya, @trey_ogden) and team. This camp has been the hardest I have ever done and the last six months has seen some of the most drastic changes and improvements in my game than I ever have before. We grinded every single day with the intent to be the best and although I wasn’t able to show a lot of that last night, I know, and my team knows the sacrifices and hard work that has made me a better martial artist today. ▪
Thank you all for the kind words and support throughout the week and thank you to those who have stuck by me from the beginning. I see it all and I’m humbled 🙏🏻 ▪
Onwards to 2019 and to building the Featherweight division!!”
What do you think the future holds for Megan Anderson after UFC 232? Do you think Cat Zingano deserves a rematch?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/31/2018.