MMA Preview – Megan Anderson vs Norma Dumont Viana at UFC Fight Night 169

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 169? Sunday 1st March, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 169? Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

What channel is UFC Fight Night 169 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 169? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 169? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Megan Anderson takes on Norma Dumont Viana in the first of two women’s featherweight fights on the card so we are treated to witnessing virtually the whole division compete at UFC Fight Night 169.

We have not seen the best of Anderson so far in her UFC career. She arrived to the UFC off the back of four straight knockouts but tasted a huge step-up in competition for her debut, meeting Holly Holm, and was eventually outclassed in a unanimous decision. She then pocketed a win over Cat Zingano, but the fight was stopped before it got going with Zingano suffering an eye injury. Anderson then took on Felicia Spencer, suffering a first-round submission, but she is coming off a submission of her own against Zarah Fairn dos Santos, who takes on Spencer in the co-main event.

Viana makes her debut after just four fights with her last appearance coming back in 2018 where she earned a decision over Mariana Morais. She started her professional career by submitting Tainara Lisboa and earned a decision over Patricia Borges Fernandes for the Jungle Fight promotion before going on to earn another submission over Erica Leidianny Ribeira in the same year (2017).

THE PREDICTION

This is a giant step-up for Viana. To take on Anderson after a year and a half out with only four fights under her belt is a huge ask. That said, this is the perfect opportunity for Viana to make a name for herself, but a rejuvenated Anderson will do everything to prevent that from happening.

Winner: Anderson via KO/TKO

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