Betting Preview for Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson at UFC 259

| February 17, 2021 1:11 pm PDT

If the odds were good enough, would you bet on Megan Anderson to shock Amanda Nunes at UFC 259?

For all the questions there are to answer in this Nunes vs. Anderson betting guide, you might agree that this is the most important of them all. Will there be an upset?

Now, if you have experience of betting on Amanda Nunes fights in the UFC, you’ll likely have some idea just how dominant she is. For example, she hasn’t lost a fight since 2014.

This gambling preview breaks down the odds and best wagers for those betting on Nunes vs. Anderson on March 6.

I’ve included my Nunes vs. Anderson predictions and pick, too, which will hopefully help you increase your chances of making money on the fights.

Let’s start with who wins between Nunes and Anderson.

Nunes vs. Anderson – Who Wins?

  • Amanda Nunes to Win by Submission

This women’s featherweight title fight was scratched from UFC 256 but will go down on Saturday, March 6, at the UFC APEX.

It will happen. But unfortunately, a win for Anderson is just not likely at all. If you know who Anderson is, you’ll understand the gulf in-depth here.

Now, I’m not throwing all of my eggs into one basket. As you will find out later, a bet on Nunes to beat Anderson is by no way a done deal. But she is so far ahead of everyone that it is as close to a lock as you will find in a UFC title fight.

Let’s carry on to the next part of my Nunes vs. Anderson betting preview by looking at the odds.

Nunes vs. Anderson Odds

Amanda Nunes to Win-1200
Megan Anderson to Win+700

The betting line for Nunes vs. Anderson is not what you would expect from your average UFC title fight.

Then again, Nunes is one of the greats of this sport. But the margin between her and Anderson is significant enough to see the best online sportsbooks price her at odds of -1200 to win. And those odds are just not going to cut it for most.

But this is the 2020 fighter of the year we are talking about. A double champ and a legend of the sport.

If your pick for Nunes vs. Anderson lies with the champion, think back to what I said above when making my prediction for UFC 259’s co-main event. Think about how she will win this fight, as that’s likely to be where the value is.

If you’re gambling on Anderson to beat Nunes, +700 will be nice enough. But if the Aussie won this one, it would go down among the biggest UFC upsets of all time.

If you’re wagering on Nunes to beat Anderson at UFC 257, the following bets could make it worthwhile.

Top Bets for Nunes vs. Anderson

  • Nunes Wins Inside the Distance (-340)
  • Nunes Wins by Submission (+179)
  • Nunes Wins in Round 2 (+300)

Although not a given, the champ to win inside the distance fits with my prediction for Nunes vs. Anderson.

The Brazilian icon has an excellent finish rate, with 13 of her wins coming by KO/TKO and three by way of submission. Anderson is not exactly known for her takedown defense or prowess on the floor. Thus, one of the best bets for Nunes vs. Anderson is a submission for the Lionness.

Nunes to win in Round 2 is also another bet to look at. I believe Anderson’s size could see her cause minor problems for the champ. But by the second-round, Nunes should have her number. Or, at the very least, be close to working her way to the win.

You have my Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson pick. So, allow me to explain how and why she gets it done.

Why Nunes Beats Anderson

Amanda Nunes is a few steps ahead of Megan Anderson as a mixed martial artist.

So, if your prediction rests on if Nunes will beat Anderson, I’d suggest forgetting the “if” part and asking yourself how she wins. For reference, when I made my betting pick for Nunes vs. Anderson, the first thing I thought of was how the WMMA G.O.A.T would get it done. Not if.

My Amanda Nunes strengths and weaknesses blog is worth a read if you aren’t already convinced that this is some distance from a pick ’em fight.

Aside from being the better athlete, the better striker, and a much better grappler, Nunes is pretty much ahead of Anderson in every single area other than height and reach.

But when it comes down to it, even these advantages will be negated when Nunes takes her down and wraps things up with a submission.

I think this is a fairly simple fight to call, but don’t let me tell you how to make your Nunes vs. Anderson pick.

I would clearly advise taking the information above on board, however. But if the odds for Nunes vs. Anderson aren’t enough to convince you the fight is pretty much a mismatch, well, nothing will.

Final Words on Nunes vs. Anderson at UFC 259

That’s it for my pick and predictions for Nunes vs. Anderson.

I’ve covered the odds and best bets for the fight, so it’s up to you to match my Nunes vs. Anderson predictions to the bets you think make the most sense.

UFC 259 is going to be an awesome night of action. Make sure to read my predictions and betting pick for Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz in the main event, and get yourself some betting tips for that one.

You can find the latest UFC 259 betting content by visiting the following sections of our site.

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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