Megan Anderson knocks out Norma Dumont in first round at UFC Norfolk

Megan Anderson scores yet another stoppage victory in her first fight of 2020.

The Aussie featherweight knocked out her Brazilian opponent Norma Dumont at 3:31 of the first round. The bout featured on the main card of UFC Norfolk, held at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, on Sunday, March 1.

Dumont managed to control much of the brief fight with double underhooks against the cage. However, when the pair separated Anderson was able to land a perfect right hand to knock out the Brazilian debutante.

“It’s definitely taken me a while to get to where I need to to put on these performances,” she told UFC commentator Michael Bisping after the fight. “This is what I knew I’m capable of the entire time, so I’m just happy that I’m able to come out here and pitch a shutout.”

The Queenslander moves to 11-4 with nine of her wins coming by way of stoppage. When asked what she thought of being matched with current featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, Anderson answered, “I’m the only featherweight that is on a win-streak, so let’s f*cking go.”

With the loss, Dumont moves to 4-1.

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