Nunes-Spencer Featherweight Title Fight Reportedly Set For UFC 250
After defending her UFC Bantamweight Championship five times, Amanda Nunes is ready to put the Featherweight Title she won from Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on the line. It appears the UFC has found her next challenger.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Nunes (19-4) is set to face off against Felecia Spencer in her home country of Brazil at UFC 250.
The UFC held a competition of sorts at UFC Norfolk last weekend to determine the challenger for Nunes’ 145 belt. Megan Anderson beat Norma Dumont Viana via knockout in the first round. Spencer (8-1) beat Zarah Fairn Dos Santos in the co-main event via TKO. Spencer’s ground and pound game was too much for her opponent to handle once she wrestled her to the ground. It was Spencer’s first win since losing her first fight to Cris Cyborg at UFC 240.
Spencer made her own case to be the number one contender, especially with a win over Anderson already.
“I do have a win over Megan,” Spencer stated to MMAJunkie. “We both got first-round finishes tonight, so it was an interesting night for that. I think it turned out the way a lot of people expected and I could definitely see my self getting that shot and I think I earned it.”
Nunes is on a ten-fight win streak dating back to 2014. She beat Miesha Tate for the UFC Bantamweight Title at UFC 200. Since then she has taken down Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko (for the second time), Raquel Pennington and Holly Holm. Her last fight was a unanimous decision win over Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245.
UFC 250 is set to take place inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo on May 9. The planned main event is Henry Cejudo defending his UFC Bantamweight Championship against Jose Aldo.