Amanda Nunes is the best ladies’s MMA fighter of all time. She holds the UFC titles at bantamweight and featherweight. On high of that, she has overwhelmed each different girl who has held both a type of belts. However, in response to Nunes herself, even the GOAT can have weaknesses. Whether or not or not her foe can exploit them? That is likely to be a distinct story.
“I am a human,” Nunes informed reporters Wednesday. “Everybody has holes within the recreation. However it’s tougher while you’re in entrance of that individual to essentially see that. That is, I really feel like, the most important factor with my opponents. They assume they will have the ability to see all my holes. However after they step in entrance of me, they know every part is completely different.”
Nunes will defend her featherweight belt in opposition to Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on Saturday night time on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Nunes is making an attempt to turn into the primary fighter in UFC historical past to defend two titles concurrently. She has held the bantamweight title since 2016 and the featherweight belt since 2018.
Nunes (19-4) has gained 10 fights in a row going again to 2014, with 5 bantamweight title defenses in that span. The Brazil native has probably the most wins in UFC historical past amongst ladies (12) and probably the most wins in UFC title fights amongst ladies (7). Nunes, 32, has wins over the likes of Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko.
Spencer (8-1) stopped Zarah Fairn Dos Santos by way of first-round TKO in February to earn the title shot. The Florida resident is making an attempt to turn into solely the third Canadian to ever win a UFC title. Spencer, 29, has just one profession loss — to Cyborg at UFC 240 final July.
Within the co-main occasion, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to snap a three-fight successful streak in opposition to Raphael Assuncao. One other big bantamweight title battle — UFC president Dana White has referred to as it a No. 1-contender bout — will pit Cory Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling.
Additionally on the UFC 250 card, blue chip bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley faces veteran Eddie Wineland, Neil Magny takes on Anthony Rocco Martin at welterweight and high flyweights Jussier Formiga and Alex Perez sq. off.
Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim recap all of the motion because it occurs on Saturday night time.
Battle in progress:
Alonzo Menifield lands a sequence of punches on Devin Clark, slicing him open underneath his left eye.
Recap to return.
Man I am at all times rooting for @brownbearC
Say what you need about his abilities or battle method, this man is subsequent degree Midwest powerful. He is continually bought the following massive factor and boogie man up and comers throughout from him.
— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) June 6, 2020
The Burns household has loved a heck of a two-week span in Las Vegas. Light-weight Herbert Burns, the youthful brother of welterweight contender Gilbert Burns, recorded a rear-naked choke simply 1:20 into the opening spherical.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 6, 2020
Burns, 32, took Dunham to the ground early and managed him from the again with a physique triangle. Dunham is understood for his sturdy grappling, however Burns is a former world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and proved to be far an excessive amount of for the American.
It’s Burns’ fifth end in a row, and fourth inside the primary spherical. Burns improves to 2-Zero within the UFC. He additionally picked up a victory on Dana White Contender Sequence, in a battle that truly additionally came about on the Apex.