The UFC recently confirmed that women’s featherweight contender, Megan Anderson will be fighting newly signed prospect Felicia Spencer at UFC Rochester. This is very good for the women’s 145-pound division because they have been lacking talent lately. And that’s not to say that they don’t have good competition, they simply don’t have enough women in the division.
UFC Rochester on May 18 will bring a breathe of fresh air when we get to see former Invicta featherweight champion, Megan Anderson take on the current Invicta featherweight champion, Felicia Spencer.
This fight is great for the division as it brings together two of Invicta’s three 145-pound champions. If you didn’t know, Invicta has only ever had three champions in the divisions history. Those three were Cris Cyborg, Megan Anderson and now Felicia Spencer. Interesting enough, all three of those Invicta champions now compete in the UFC women’s division, at the same time.
Anderson vs Spencer brings an interesting style clash because you have a purple belt in BJJ in Anderson. And her opponent, Spencer, holds two black belts, one in Tae Kwon Do and another in BJJ. Aside from being the Invicta 145-pound champion, Spencer has remained undefeated since 2012. So it will be exciting to see what Megan Anderson can do to slow her down.
Spencer won the Invicta 145-pound belt in her last contest, which was in November 2018. She recently signed with the UFC in March. It’s a quite similar story to how Anderson found her way to the UFC. Anderson was signed to Invicta, racked up a couple of wins, won the 145-pound belt and was signed to the UFC shortly after. Neither of them had to defend their belt before signing with the UFC.
Anderson holds a professional record of 9-3, with 5 KOs, 2 submissions, and 2 decisions. Her last win came by way of TKO, when she defeated Cat Zingano at UFC 232.
Spencer holds a professional record of 6-0, with 1 KO, 3 submissions, and 2 decisions. Her last win came by way of submission, when she defeated Pam Sorenson at Invicta FC 32, to claim the 145-pound title.
Anderson’s last two wins were by way of TKO and Spencer’s last two wins were by way of submission. With that being said, I believe we are in for a war between these two at UFC Rochester in May.