In a meeting of two former Invicta FC featherweight champions, Felicia Spencer reigned supreme.
The unbeaten Canadian needed just 3:24 to take Megan Anderson (9-4) to the mat and finish with a rear-naked choke submission in their main card bout at UFC Rochester at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday.
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Spencer (7-0) became the first fighter to finish Anderson since Sept. 14, 2015. Post-fight, she praised Anderson as “an amazing fighter” and spoke about her own knack for securing chokes.
“I’ve been doing this my whole life” Spencer said. “That’s just what I do and I guess I’m known for rear chokes now. But I’m really happy with everything, my whole camp was perfect and tonight was the perfect night.”
This was the third rear-naked choke win of Spencer’s short career.
Anderson had success early, landing punches and putting the pressure on Spencer, but the UFC debutante kept her composure until she could take hold of Anderson and maneuver herself onto the taller fighter’s back. Once there, Spencer dragged Anderson to the mat and methodically searched for a choke while mixing in ground-and-pound. Anderson defended as long as she could before tapping out once Spencer had the rear-naked choke locked in.
This was the second loss for Anderson in three UFC appearances.