Two-weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes has returned from her featherweight title defense against Megan Anderson next month for unknown reasons, according to several sources.
Nunes (20-4) was scheduled to defend its 145-pound title against Anderson (10-4) at the UFC 256 main event on December 12 in Las Vegas. The UFC has not officially announced a new main event to cancel the bout or mark its final pay-per-view of 2020.
Anderson, who is riding a two-fight winning streak and has not yet fought for a UFC Championship, tweeted a series of broken emojis from his account on Monday.
Wishing Amanda a quick recovery FCUFC is rescheduling the bout for early next year.
The goal remains the same, we will be ready .. https://t.co/APZt4zUkS0
– Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) November 9, 2020
“I was told that he was a ‘serious medical issue’ and he is currently working on remodeling the bout,” Anderson said in a statement. “Obviously, it is useless because we are working so hard for it, but I hope that he will have a speedy recovery and the goal remains the same. Nothing is easy for me. This is another part of the journey and we are Whoever sets the date will be ready for it. Our time is coming one way or the other. “
Widely considered the greatest female fighter of all time, Nunes holds the UFC 135- and 145-pound titles. He has not lost since September 2014. Nunes and his partner, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff, celebrated the daughter’s birth in September.