Last Saturday was the final nail in the coffin for the Women’s Featherweight division. Amanda Nunes defended her second belt for the second time at UFC 259, knocking down then submitting Megan Anderson in the first round.
Champion at 135 and 145 pounds, Nunes has looked unbeatable in her recent fights, scoring three first round finishes over her last five bouts.
That goes double for Featherweight, where the UFC roster consists of just five fighters: the aforementioned Nunes and Anderson, Zarah Fairn, Felicia Spencer, and recently signed Danyelle Wolf.
Wolf and Spencer are set to compete at a UFC event on May 22nd.
However, it appears that we will get no fights after that. Megan Anderson broke the news on her Twitch stream, confirming that this will be the final Featherweight fight in the UFC.
It is not difficult to understand why the UFC is making this call, with a short list of contenders for the dominant Nunes and numerous fans making the call to shift away from the Featherweight division and give more opportunities to women in lower weight classes; particularly Atomweight (105 pounds), where the UFC does not yet have a foothold in a much more populated weight class.
We have still not received word from UFC officials or Dana White, and this news dropped less than an hour ago, and there are still quite a few questions to be answered. Namely, what will happen to the fighters signed to the division?
We will undoubtedly get more answers shortly, so stay tuned!
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