Megan Anderson fell in love with MMA instantly, looking to make Invicta debut in September

The mixed martial arts debut of featherweight Megan Anderson was in 2013 and she will be making her United States debut later this year as she recently signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships.

Photo courtesy of Posterboy Fighters
Photo courtesy of Posterboy Fighters

One of the clichés you will hear in the fight game is the path to becoming a fighter. Every fighter has their own unique story how they decided to become a professional fighter.

For Anderson (4-1), she initially was considering a career as a boxer, but it was a coach in Australia that led her to becoming a mixed martial artist.

“Well I actually always wanted to do boxing and I use to go to a lot of boxing fight nights with my friends,” Anderson told The MMA Report. “We thought about why not go see a MMA fight night. So I went and picked up tickets from a local coach that was putting on a show. We convinced me before choosing boxing to go into the gym, have a trial, and see if I liked it.”

She instantly fell in love with the sport and her pro debut came in November of 2013. She would lose her debut by majority decision and since that fight, she has won four in a row and her last two wins have come by submission. She was scheduled to fight in May, but she explained why she did not fight two months ago.

“I was supposed to fight at the end of May and that fell through because my opponent just did not turn up to the weigh-in or the fight,” Anderson explained. “We just could not get in contact with her. It was pulled, which was a little bit upsetting because I put in all the effort. Cut the weight and all of that kind of stuff. I have been speaking to my managers at Posterboy Fighters for awhile and we had been discussing after this fight in May about looking to go over to the United States to fight. As soon as this happened, I was like ‘are you ready to take the next step up to the next level. I was like, let’s do it.’ Pretty much is what happened.”

Anderson is hoping to make her debut with Invicta Fighting Championships in September, which is one of the short terms goals she has set for herself. Another goal that she has is to work her way up the rankings and secure a fight against current Invicta Fighting Championships featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.

“I have my own personal goals. I would like to have my debut fight in September. Having my fight fall through, my last fight was in December of last year so I do not want to go to long without a fight. Eventually my goal is the Cyborg fight. All 145’ers should be looking at that fight so I am particularly pushing for that in the next 12-18 months definitely.”