UFC’s Megan Anderson fights for acclaim, against depression after moving from Australia to KC

UFC’s Megan Anderson fights for acclaim, against depression after moving from Australia to KC

The buzzer sounds. She stands up and locks eyes with her opponent. The fists go up. Strike, hit, move in for the kill.

Coordination, presentation and quickness are what fight insiders notice first about Megan Anderson. That, and her height: She’s tall for a women’s mixed-martial artist, standing an even and imposing 6 feet. And then there are her tattoos: menacing, full-sleeve designs up and down both of her sinewy, powerful arms.

At least three days a week, this Australian native who recently fought and lost a UFC 225 pay-per-view bout to Holly Holm works and trains at a Lee’s Summit gym. She wants to become the best in the business, and many of those around her are convinced she has that kind of potential.

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