Report: Nunes-Spencer Rebooked For June 6
It looks like Amanda Nunes will be fighting this year after all.
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC Featherweight Title fight featuring Amanda Nunes v. Felicia Spencer is back on. The two will reportedly be facing off against one another on June 6. A location for the event is unknown, but it may very well take place inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, home to UFC 249.
Nunes (19-4) was originally booked to face Spencer (8-1) on May 9 at UFC 250 in Brazil. The location it was meant to be in, Ginasio do Ibirapuera, is being used for coronavirus patients. It was then reported that the fight would take place on May 9 in a then-undisclosed location. Nunes pulled out of the event, stating she wants a full camp. With gyms limited, it appeared we were going to wait a while for her return.
This will be Nunes’ first time defending the UFC Featherweight Title since beating Cris Cyborg for it at UFC 232 in December 2018. She has defended her UFC Bantamweight Title five times and is currently on a ten-fight win streak. Her last bout was a unanimous decision win over Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 in December.
Spencer won her last bout against Zarah Fairn Dos Santos back in February. It was a rebound win after having her undefeated streak snapped by Cyborg back in July at UFC 240. A former Invicta FC Featherweight Champion, Spencer is 2-1 since joining the UFC.
Here is the updated card for the June 6 UFC event:
- Amanda Nunes (c) v. Felicia Spencer – UFC Featherweight Championship
- Cody Garbrandt v. Raphael Assuncao