After quite a rocky start in the UFC, Megan Anderson won big on Saturday at UFC 243 via first-round submission against Zarah Fairn Dos Santos. Now, the Australian featherweight fighter feels she’s ready to take on her division’s champion, Amanda Nunes.
“I have a lot of respect for Amanda as a martial artist,” Anderson told reporters during a post-fight scrum. “I don’t really care who I fight, I would love that fight. I think I’m one of the best featherweights in the world, and I think my skills match up right with Amanda.
“It’s just who the UFC wants. I know she’s kind of caught up right now, and she usually has a long in between fights.
“The UFC knows that every time they come to me with a name and a date, I always sign on the line,” she added. “I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me, whenever.”
As far as how the matchup goes, Anderson actually likes her chances.
“If Amanda is next, perfect, I love that fight,” she said. “I think I match up really well with her, and I give her a lot of problems she’s never seen before.”
Nunes hasn’t lost since 2014, and had won seven of her last nine fights via stoppage. Her most recent victory was against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 239, where she won via first-round TKO.