Amanda Nunes defends her featherweight title against rising prospect Felicia Spencer is the Main Event in another stacked UFC 250 fight card, on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The 12-bout card takes place at the UFC’s Apex facility, which hosted UFC Fight Night last week following three events in Jacksonville.
Nunes against Spencer will be the first featherweight title defense for Nunes since she won the title from fellow MMA icon Cris Cyborg back in December 2018.
Nunes is widely considered the top female MMA fighter of all time. Her legacy started with her 48-second destruction of Ronda Rousey in December 2016 and was cemented with a 51-second knockout of Cyborg two years later.
The hard-punching Brazilian was 9-4 in her MMA career following a stoppage loss to Cat Zingano in September 2014. She has since won 10 straight bouts, seven coming by stoppage, while becoming a two-division titleholder. The 32-year-old also won the bantamweight title from Miesha Tate at UFC 200 and has successfully defended it five times.
While the Canadian, Spencer is a rising star on the strength of three strong performances in the UFC while going 2-1. Her lone defeat came in a decision loss to Cyborg last July, but she bounced right back with a first-round stoppage of Zarah Fairn Dos Santos in February. A great many observers consider a very legitimate threat to Nunes.
The UFC has been making up for lost time, as it has held four events in a 22-day span after returning from a layoff of nearly two months due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it wouldn’t be a normal UFC Fight Night, if there weren’t any news of Dana White pissing off the Hell Out of somebody, so here it is!