Even though the MMA headlines this week have been dominated by the beef between Jon Jones and Dana White, we mustn’t forget that there’s an interesting event ahead. The UFC returns to Las Vegas this weekend with the UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer.
Headlined by the fight for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship title, the event features four other fights in the Main Card, as well as seven prelims.
- When: Saturday, June 6
- Where: UFC APEX in Las Vegas
- How to Watch: UFC Fight Pass, ESPN
UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Preview
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Judging by the odds provided by top MMA bookmakers, Amanda Nunes (19-4) is a huge favorite against Felicia Spencer (8-1). Even though their professional records suggest that this could be a close fight, the thing is that Spencer is still a UFC newbie.
Her first fight under the banner of this promotion happened last year. So far, she’s fought three UFC fights, winning two (against Megan Anderson and Zarah Fairn Dos Santos) and losing one (to Cris Cyborg).
Amanda Nunes, on the other hand, is a true UFC legend. She currently has two championship belts in her collection. One is the Bantamweight Championship, while the other is the Featherweight Championship, which is challenged by Spencer.
Nunes obviously has no intention of giving up on her belt, so there’s no doubt she’s going to be very motivated to win this fight. When it comes to her abilities, she definitely has what it takes to beat Spencer. The proof is that Amanda Nunes is ranked no.1 in the UFC Women’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings.
With all this in mind, everything but an easy win for Nunes would be a huge surprise. She should win this fight before the final bell.
Pick: Amanda Nunes by knockout
Other Main Card Fights
The UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer will see four other fights in the Main Card. Those are the following:
- Raphael Assuncao (+120) vs. Cody Garbrandt (-140)
- Aljamain Sterling (-117) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-103)
- Neil Magny (-142) vs. Anthony Rocco Martin (+122)
- Eddie Wineland (+375) vs. Sean O’Malley (-500)
The former UFC Bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt is hopeful he can go back into a winning streak after losing his previous three UFC fights. Bookies see him as the favorite here, but caution is advised. Raphael Assuncao should not be underestimated.
Sterling and Sandhagen go toe-to-toe in what’s expected to be a close fight. Both fighters have a lot of potential, so predicting what’s going to happen here is not easy. Still, on paper, Sterling looks like the favorite.
It’s pretty much the same situation when it comes to the clash between Magny and Rocco Martin. Both of these welterweight fighters have a decent UFC pedigree, so an interesting fight is expected.
A fight in which shouldn’t expect to see an upset is Wineland vs O’Malley. Bookmakers are certain O’Malley will win this, judging by the fact that the odds on him are -500. If you’re wondering what the reason is, the answer is that O’Malley still has no defeats in his professional MMA career.