Megan Anderson towers over Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 weigh-in with huge height difference leaving fans in stitches
MEGAN ANDERSON towered over UFC featherweight queen Amanda Nunes during their first face-off in Las Vegas on Thursday.
The former Invicta FC champ will challenge the hard-hitting Nunes for the 145lb strap early on Sunday morning in the co-main event of UFC 259.
Aussie Anderson got to size up the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time on Thursday night during the first and final pre-fight press conference at the UFC's Apex facility.
And during their face-off, the six-foot Anderson dwarfed the two-division champion – although she was wearing high-heeled shoes.
Anderson's height advantage over the Brazilian stunned UFC fans, who took to Twitter to express their shock.
One fan tweeted: "I knew Megan was 6ft but this face to face just puts the size difference into perspective, christ."
Another said: "Massive height advantage for Megan, but if Amanda works the body then she'll still be champ."
And another said: "Anderson can be a really dangerous fight for Nunes.
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"If she keeps her distance, check those leg kicks and avoid fire fights she can win this fight.
"Perfect example of out-striking Nunes was the Germaine de Randamie fight."
Anderson, 31, goes into her first UFC title fight as a huge underdog.
But the Glory MMA standout believes she has the skillset to cause The Lioness some serious problems on fight night.
She said: “I feel like I’m the first true featherweight that she’s fought that brings a lot of power.
“I know Felicia (Spencer’s) a featherweight, but I think styles make fights.
"I think I have a lot of power that I bring to the table, and I don’t think she’s seen that in a very long time.”
She added: “I think everyone has holes in their game. I think you just have to find them.
"We’ve looked at the tape, and we’ve got a gameplan, so we’re ready to capitalize on those moments when we see them.”
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