After a marathon camp, the featherweight will purchase on the most dominant female champ in company historical previous for the 145-pound belt in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Australia).
Nunes (20-4) is on a 10-wrestle gain move that has seen her claim and protect every the bantamweight and featherweight straps.
Standing in her formulation at UFC 259 is Anderson (11-4), though the Queenslander who now calls Kansas Metropolis, Mo., house is not any longer allowing herself to purchase into legend the what-ifs.
“Basically I don’t imagine [the significance] in any appreciate. I correct form out me, I receive up, I will coaching, I reach house, then I return to coaching, I reach house, I play video video games, I investigate cross-test anime, I grasp spherical with my dogs and I correct form out me,” Anderson suggested Wearing Recordsdata.
“I strive no longer to mediate too noteworthy about it correct due to I feel like folk receive of their heads about s— when they originate alive to by it for such a actually long time and brooding about it has been a seven-month camp, I’d enjoy driven myself crazy.”
Having effect herself in the title notify with a knockout gain over Norma Dumont in February closing yr, Anderson became booked to face Nunes at UFC 256 in December sooner than the Brazilian withdrew thanks to injury.
Now correct days a ways flung from sooner or later facing the champ, the broken-down Invicta champion admits the long camp has gotten to her.
“I mediate it’s seven months in total, from the originate of August after we got the wrestle till now. It’s been over half of a yr, so it appears to be like prefer it’s been a actually long time,” she added.
“I’m correct unwell of coaching in customary. I don’t in actuality like coaching for a sigh particular person, correct the constant grind and no longer lacking a session and no longer having a vary of freedom to enact issues that I desire to enact, I want to rental coaching.
“I’m correct taking a watch ahead to sooner or later getting to the closing phase of the trudge. It’s nice to sooner or later enjoy your total accumulation of your total coaching be ready to reach to fruition.”
After a success by stoppage in 5 of her six title-wrestle victories, Nunes has been taken to the judges in her previous two bouts.
Possessing a various skill plight to streak alongside with devastating power, the champ gifts an intimidating notify, nevertheless Anderson is assured in the work she has performed in preparation.
“We’ve a vary of guys that wrestle very identical to Amanda,” Anderson acknowledged of her team at Glory MMA.
“Very identical builds, very identical abilities, attributes, dimension, reach, so it hasn’t been irritating to search out coaching partners to copy that in any appreciate.”
And or no longer it is no longer correct her work in the fitness center giving her self assurance, with Anderson taking a philosophical scheme to the camp and the wrestle.
“I do know diversified opponents that obsess over gazing pictures or they investigate cross-test all of their opponent’s interviews and stuff like that. That’s correct no longer me, I don’t in actuality care,” Anderson acknowledged.
“They’ll bid whatever they want to say, they’ll prepare whatever they want to prepare. At the discontinuance of the day, the two of us are going to receive into a cage and the most easy girl comes out on high.”
UFC 259 might most likely well well enjoy a actual Anzac style, with Kiwi middleweight champion Israel Adesanya sharp as a lot as purchase on Jan Blachowicz for the gentle heavyweight belt, Kai-Kara France facing Rogerio Bontorin, Carlos Ulberg making his debut towards Kennedy Nzechukwu and Aussie welterweight Jake Matthews squaring off with Sean Brady.
Broken-down middleweight champ Robert Whittaker and contemporary featherweight king Alex Volkanovski are the one Aussies to style UFC gold, an unfamiliar membership Anderson is raring to affix.
“It’s a gigantic honor. It’s a in actuality elite community. It might per chance most likely well well indicate so a lot to affix those guys,” she added.
“I’ve been following their careers for over 10 years now. It’d be very chilly.”